“Contraband” package attributes

April 9, 2013

  • 349 Searches and Seizures
  • 349I In General
  • 349k25 Persons, Places and Things Protected
  • 349k29 k. Containers.

349 Searches and SeizuresReasonable grounds for believing that a package contains contraband may be adequately afforded by its shape, its design, and manner in which it is carried, and same is true of an odor which package may emit.
People v. McKinnon, 500 P.2d 1097 (Cal. 1972)