Commonwealth v. Morris McDuffy

Zachary Cryder Shaffer

Case Conclusion Date:May 17, 2013

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Motion to Suppress Granted. Case nolle prossed

Description:MM. walked down the street and quickly shoved an object into his pockets when he saw officers. Officers asked him what was in his pants and he said "candy." Officers patted down MM for safety and pulled out a large packet of cocaine. MM started to run away from officers and was eventually caught. The large amount of the drugs carried a minimum state sentence of 2-4 years 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.