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I need to find out how many control buys it takes to show enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?
Customer: Snohomish co. Washington. The warrant was served may 9 of this year
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Legal
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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 3 months ago
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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 3 months ago

In my experience, just one controlled buy would be enough for the police to get a warrant on the basis that they would likely find evidence of additional drug activity. A lot depends upon the facts and circumstances of the buy. The fact that the undercover only bought from the seller once, for example, doesn't mean that his team haven't watched him sell at his location all day long or that a CI steered the undercover to him in the first place.

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