Officer Landonio is now in the drug task force. He and three other officers have been assigned to serve a search warrant regarding a stolen 50-inch plasma television set. He serves the search warrant and walks into the residence with the three officers. Sitting on the coffee table is a variety of narcotics, both prescription and illegal. What are his options at this time?
During the search, one officer opened a kitchen cabinet and found a kilogram of cocaine. Can Officer Landonio take this as evidence and arrest the residents? Why or why not? What would be the next step in this process?
Check the laws in a U.S. state of your choosing and the requirements of arrest warrants. Be sure to reference and use citations in your material.
You and Officer Landonio are on patrol. You see two juveniles sitting on the curb, and they are smoking what appears to be a marijuana cigarette. They are not trying to hide the fact that they are smoking marijuana, and you pull your patrol car over to talk to them. You run their names and find that one juvenile, Thomas Jones, does not have any record. But the other, Henry Thompson, has a long juvenile record. You now have the option to use, or not to use, your discretion.