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Marcus Sanders v. State of Indiana - 5/2/17

5/2/17 9:00 am EST

9 a.m.  49A05-1605-CR-00971. While moving his car from one space to another in a parking lot, Sanders struck a curb twice.  He was stopped by an off-duty police officer who viewed suspected marijuana in Sanders’ vehicle.  After a bench trial, the Marion Superior Court convicted Sanders of Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana.  The Court of Appeals affirmed, rejecting Sanders’ argument that the stop violated Sanders’ rights under the United States and Indiana Constitutions.  Sanders v. State, No. 49A05-1605-CR-971 (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 13, 2016).  Sanders has petitioned the Supreme Court to accept jurisdiction over the appeal.