In the early afternoon of August 17, 1981, Garnet Everroad was arrested in Marshalltown, Iowa, and subsequently charged as a codefendant in a multiple count indictment filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Count I charged that Everroad, along with Bob Bragg and Gary LaMasters, conspired to distribute marijuana and cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. Secs. 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A), 841(b)(1)(B), and 846. Count III charged Everroad with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute in violation of 21 U.S.C. Secs. 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A).
Everroad pled not guilty, and subsequently filed a motion to suppress, contending that agents of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) unconstitutionally subjected him to a warrantless arrest, search and seizure. After a hearing, the district court denied Everroad's motion, and permitted the government to introduce several items seized after Everroad's arrest.
After a three day trial in November, 1981, the jury found Everroad guilty on both counts.
Jurisdiction: U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
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