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Posted by: Chandra Williams on Jul 28, 2016

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Herbert H. Slatery III, Attorney General and Reporter; M. Todd Ridley, Assistant Attorney General; Brent Cooper, District Attorney General; and Patrick Powell, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Attorneys 2:

Lee E. Brooks, Spring Hill, Tennessee, for the appellee, Thomas Braden.

Judge(s): OGLE

The appellee, Thomas Braden, was indicted for possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and possession of Alprazolam, all misdemeanors. He filed a motion to suppress the evidence, arguing that the affidavit in support of the search warrant for the home in which the drugs were found was defective because it failed to establish ongoing criminal activity at the residence. The Maury County Circuit Court granted the motion, and the State now appeals. Upon review of the oral arguments, the record, and the parties? briefs, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.