Court OKs police use of warrant with wrong address

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has denied a defendant's motion to suppress evidence police seized under a search warrant that contained the wrong address because the officer who served it went to the right location anyway.

The judges reasoned in a ruling Monday that there was no chance of the warrant being served at the wrong address because Knox City Police Officer Chad Keen knew where he was supposed to go.

The ruling says that had Officer Keen not been the executing officer, the court may have reached a different result.

Donnie Salyer filed the appeal after a Starke circuit judge denied his motion to suppress evidence at a court hearing in 2009. The ruling clears the way for his trial on marijuana charges.

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