Oct 1

Commonwealth v. E.J.

Commonwealth v. E.J.

Police conducting a narcotics surveillance of a house in Germantown alleged that they observed multiple drug transactions out of, and near the house by E.J. and several other alleged co-conspirators. Based on their surveillance, police arrested E.J. and the other individuals and searched the house that was the target of the investigation for drug possession in Philadelphia.

They recovered a large amount of narcotics and packaging material which police alleged were identical to what was recovered from the people E.J. and others were selling to. The defense filed a motion to suppress evidence, and argued that the police fabricated portions of their testimony used to establish probable cause to search. A judge agreed, finding the police officers not credible. As a result, the DA was forced to withdraw prosecution and E.J. was released from custody.

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