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200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
James E. Ramsey appeals his convictions of Level 2 felony dealing in methamphetamine, Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine, and Class C misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia. Ramsey argues the trial court abused its discretion when it admitted the evidence found in his vehicle following a traffic stop. He contends the duration of the traffic stop and subsequent search violated his right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article 1, Section 11 of the Indiana Constitution. In response, the State asserts the trial court did not abuse its discretion when it admitted the evidence found as part of a traffic stop of Ramsey’s vehicle because the officer had reasonable suspicion based on the totality of the circumstances to prolong the duration of the traffic stop to continue his investigation of Ramsey and Ramsey’s vehicle.
The scheduled panelists are Chief Judge Altice, Judge May, and Judge Tavitas.