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Court ignores incorrect warrant address

Rachel Wheeler Archive
An incorrect address on a search warrant almost overturned a 2007 drug conviction in North Carolina, it has been revealed.

According to ENC Today, the search warrant used to seize evidence used against Marjorie Dunn did not have her correct address listed, resulting in her lodging an appeal on the grounds that Judge Jack Hooks Jr should have ruled to suppress the warrant.

Detectives found several bags of cocaine and marijuana and other equipment used to weigh and package cocaine for sale, while more than $5,500 was also found hidden throughout the house, the news provider reports.

The publication added that the appeals court ruled: "The search warrant was not defective because it contained a sufficient description of the premises to be searched."

In addition, the court pointed out that there were enough factual details in the warrant to ensure that the police would search the correct house and therefore that reasonable certainty existed to satisfy the statute.

Last week, Brett Hersh, owner of HBS Class Action Administration, wrote that those completing class action lawsuits should ensure they have address verification systems in place at the end of the process to close the deal.