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Stupid Case File for January 14, 2006

Warning Sign: Vehicles Subject to Search ... Yes, This Means We Look For Guns & Drugs

Courtesy of "Decision of the Day"

U.S. v. Prevo, 04-15310 (11th Cir., Jan. 11, 2006)

File this one under stupid criminal tricks. The Eleventh Circuit affirms a drug and gun conviction based on evidence seized from the car of defendant Arlease Prevo when she was visiting a friend in state prison. Despite signs clearly stating that all cars entering prison grounds were subject to search, Prevo showed up for a regular visit with crack, a crack pipe, a gun, and $22,000 in cash in her car. The Court concludes that the facility’s policy of searching automobiles that come onto prison property is constitutional, so the search in this case was reasonable.


Blogger J to the fucking C said...

Man I hate when the fuzz gets my crack!

January 14, 2006 1:59 PM  
Blogger tygresstwin said...

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January 14, 2006 5:39 PM  
Blogger babbsela said...

What do you suppose they'd be looking for? Surely, not guns and crack. When the sign said, "Subject to search", he was sure it must have meant that "subjects" would be searching the car. He was just bringing a few gifts, after all.

January 15, 2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger cowtownchick said...

can anyone say... DUMBASS?????

January 16, 2006 2:40 AM  
Blogger sweetlove said...

Yup, that person was real smart. Maybe the crack had her thinking that they wouldn't find it. She surely gets an A stupidity.

January 16, 2006 12:09 PM  
Blogger Manny said...

man... u'd think he'd be smart enuff NOT to show up with ANY drug or guns at a prison, but...lOL

January 16, 2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger MadPawnbroker said...


January 17, 2006 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's hilarious. On a side note though, I was recently stopped on a highway where there were no Warning Signs saying "Vehicles Subject to be Searched". My reward for being an upstanding citizen (no crack, no pipes, no guns) was watching my car get torn apart for an hour and a half. Must've been my fault for "looking suspicious" I suppose.

January 17, 2006 5:23 PM  
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January 17, 2006 6:11 PM  
Blogger YoungDemocrat said...

You can never put anything beyond a person. This is a good site. Keep up the good work.

January 17, 2006 7:37 PM  
Blogger Iwrite4me said...

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January 18, 2006 10:39 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

what, is this lady on drugs or something? wait... nevermind!

January 18, 2006 11:19 AM  
Blogger Oswald Bastable said...

Yep, we searched one visitors car and found a whole meth lab in the back!

These clowns are as dumb as mud!

January 18, 2006 4:47 PM  
Blogger gnome said...

It is a (sort of) funny story... Getting searched is not funny at all though...

January 19, 2006 4:39 PM  
Blogger Andy said...


January 19, 2006 8:15 PM  

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