James v. Louisiana - 382 U.S. 36 (1965)
U.S. Supreme Court
James v. Louisiana, 382 U.S. 36 (1965)
James v. Louisiana
No. 23, Misc.
Decided October 18, 1965
382 U.S. 36
After petitioner's arrest, he was driven by police to his home, more than two blocks away, where an intensive search without a warrant yielded the narcotics and equipment which were the basis for his conviction for possession of narcotics.
Held: The search was not incident to the arrest, which occurred more than two blocks away, and it was constitutional error to admit the fruits of the illegal search into evidence.
Certiorari granted; 246 La. 1033, 169 So.2d 89, reversed and remanded.