Commonwealth v. MM

MM was walking down the street and quickly shoved an object into his pockets when he saw officers approaching. The officers asked him what was in his pants and he responded, “candy.” The officers patted down MM for safety and pulled out a large packet of cocaine. MM started to run away but was eventually caught by the officers. The amount of drugs in MM’s possession carried a minimum state sentence of 2-4 years of incarceration. Mr. Shaffer successfully litigated a motion to suppress, stating that the police had illegally detained and searched MM. After extensive argument the Judge agreed with Mr. Shaffer and granted the motion to suppress the drugs. The case was dismissed after the motion.