In this archive episode, Dennis answers questions about drugs and investigative detentions. Recorded on 11/17/2017.

State of NJ v. Larry Wilson 2003 –…/nj-v-wilson-2003/

The courts have upheld investigative detentions of:

45 Minutes – United States v Davies 1985

50 Minutes – US v. Alpert 1987

60 Minutes – US v. Large 1984

75 Minutes – US v. Borys 1985

Each of these cases cited involved delays necessitated by efforts to obtain a narcotics dog for sniffing luggage or packages.

The court will look at whether or not the police diligently pursued their investigation, and whether the detention lasts no longer than is necessary to effectuate the purpose of the stop.

The circumstances surrounding the case will matter too, namely the use of handcuffs and confinement.