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December 21, 2013
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Carson motel case may set a state precedent

A state law that permits hotel and motel managers to allow law enforcement to search guests’ rooms is under the microscope, the result of a case in Carson City. The Carson City District Attorney’s Office promises to appeal a judge’s ruling last week that tossed evidence in a drug case because deputies forced their way into a room against the occupant’s wishes, sending it to the state Supreme Court. District Judge Todd Russell agreed with defense lawyer Ben Walker that the manager and owner lacked the authority to override Toni Marie Hardin’s refusal to allow a search of her room …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 23, 2013 03:58PM Published Dec 21, 2013 01:03AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.