GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon judge has tossed out evidence seized in a marijuana case after ruling that police ignored "no trespassing" signs while acting on a tip in a drug raid last year.
Josephine County Circuit Judge Pat Wolke ruled that police violated the rights of 52-year-old William T. Roper of Selma.
Roper was charged in 2009 with the manufacture and sale of marijuana, theft and being a felon in possession of a gun.
The Daily Courier reported that Grants Pass and Oregon State Police officers acting on a tip went past "no trespassing" signs posted on property that was fenced. All four officers claimed they did not see the signs.
Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com
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