- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Supreme Court has thrown out a woman’s felony drug possession convictions, saying a judge was wrong to conclude that a police officer’s pat-down search of her during a traffic stop was valid.

Taneal Broadus was convicted of possession of oxycodone and codeine following the 2011 stop in Auburn. She appealed, saying the officer had no reasonable suspicion that she was armed and dangerous, and the judge was wrong to suppress evidence of the drugs he found.

The court agreed in its ruling Thursday, saying Broadus wasn’t suspected of committing, or about to commit, a violent act. She had no outstanding warrants and complied with the officer’s requests.

The state argued the officer believed Broadus lied when she denied drinking alcohol and didn’t maintain eye contact with him.

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