Feb 21

Commonwealth v. S.G.

Commonwealth v. S.G.


Police responded to a radio call for gunshots and received information that a grey Jeep Cherokee was involved. Police responding to the area noticed a grey Cherokee about 1.5 miles away and pulled it over. While approaching, police allegedly observed S.G., the passenger, stuffing an item into the center console. Officers removed S.G and searched the car for their safety. Allegedly recovered from the console was a baggie containing 25 packets of crack cocaine. The defense filed a motion to suppress and introduced evidence that 911 calls varied on the color of the Jeep involved, alternately describing the vehicle as grey, white, gold and burgundy. Additionally, the defense presented caselaw to support the position that the police did not have enough facts to justify pulling the jeep over for firearm charges. The judge granted the defense motion to suppress evidence thereby leaving the Commonwealth no evidence to proceed to trial.