DOCKET NO.: 63
DECIDED BY: Warren Court (1967-1969)
CITATION: 392 US 40 (1968)
ARGUED: Dec 11, 1967 / Dec 12, 1967
DECIDED: Jun 10, 1968
Facts of the case
Pursuing Nelson Sibron for eight hours, the police officer, Anthony Martinez, observed him speaking with few narcotics addicts, then stopped and interrogated him. After his non-obvious answer, the officer decided to search into his pockets, where he found several packages with heroin. Nelson Sibron was accused of the carrying out of the drug traffic and retained under the arrest. But the convict deemed such investigation as the breach of his constitutional guarantee and therefore such conviction was outlawed.