- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A federal judge says he will not suppress evidence gathered by New Mexico State Police during a search of an Indian trader’s ranch.

The Gallup Independent reports (https://bit.ly/2bFFZIU ) that U.S. District Court Judge James Parker on Friday rejected a motion by Steve Coleman’s attorney to suppress all the evidence from the January search of Coleman’s Thoreau ranch.

Parker did acknowledge some concerns about how police searched the ranch.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office will be able to use the more than 60 guns and rifles taken from Coleman’s property to make its case for charges of possession of a firearm.

Coleman’s lawyer, Tova Indritz, argued that the search was unreasonable because it lasted more than 13 hours, officers from other jurisdictions were present and the photos taken were invasive.

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Information from: Gallup Independent, https://www.gallupindependent.com


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