Fake Drug Checkpoints Legal, Colorado Court Says

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http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~1571398,00.html Phony checkpoints to ferret out drug dealers and users are permissible even though real drug checkpoints are unconstitutional, a Colorado appeals court ruled yesterday, says the Denver Post. The crucial issue is whether there is reasonable suspicion of a crime. In the case at hand, officers posted signs on a road warning that a drug checkpoint lay ahead, and hid nearby. They watched to see if anyone suddenly turned around or appeared . . .

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