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United States v. Campbell

United States District Court, N.D. Iowa, Eastern Division

March 3, 2018

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
v.
WILLIAM MARCELLUS CAMPBELL, Defendant.

          ORDER

          LINDA R. READE, JUDGE

         TABLE OF CONTENTS

         I. INTRODUCTION .......................................1

         II. RELEVANT PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND ....................2

         III. STANDARD OF REVIEW .................................2

         IV. RELEVANT FACTUAL BACKGROUND ........................3

         V.ANALYSIS ............................................6

         A. Necessity Requirement ................................ 7

         B. Leon Good-Faith Exception ........................... 10

         VI. DISPOSITION ........................................ 10

         I. INTRODUCTION

         The matter before the court is Defendant William Marcellus Campbell's Objections (docket no. 145) to United States Chief Magistrate Judge C.J. Williams's Report and Recommendation (docket no. 135), which recommends that the court deny Defendant's Motion to Suppress Evidence (“Motion”) (docket no. 117).

         II. RELEVANT PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

         On July 10, 2017, a grand jury returned an Indictment[1] (docket no. 8) charging Defendant with one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) and 846, and two counts of distribution of cocaine base, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 841(c)(1)(C). See Indictment at 2-3, 5, 8. On December 26, 2017, Defendant filed the Motion. On January 2, 2018, the government filed a Resistance (docket no. 127). On January 17, 2018, Judge Williams held a hearing (“Hearing”) on the Motion. See January 17, 2018 Minute Entry (docket no. 131). Defendant appeared in court with his attorney, Clemens Erdahl. Assistant United States Attorney Emily Nydle represented the government. The Hearing on the issues raised in the Motion was very brief. The Magistrate Judge relied on the information within the four corners of the application for a Title III wiretap order (“Application”)[2] (docket no. 127-1) ...


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