MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- An appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision to suppress evidence in a Memphis drug case that included 1 ton of marijuana found in a semi-trailer.
In a decision released Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit remanded the case back to the district court for further proceedings.
Federal agents followed three men to a warehouse in November 2009. When investigators asked to search a semi-trailer at the warehouse, two of the men complied but one fled. Investigators then searched the trailer and found the marijuana.
The district court ruled that the evidence should be suppressed because the two men who did not flee were illegally detained. The appeals court disagreed, ruling that the "recovered evidence was not the product of defendants' detention, lawful or not."
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