558 F2d 1201 United States v. Canales

558 F.2d 1201

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
v.
Victor Garza CANALES, Defendant-Appellant.

No. 77-5058
Summary Calendar.*

United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit.

Sept. 9, 1977.

Nago L. Alaniz, San Diego, Tex., for defendant-appellant.

James R. Gough, Mary L. Sinderson, George A. Kelt, Jr., Robert A. Berg, Asst. U. S. Attys., Houston, Tex., for plaintiff-appellee.

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Before COLEMAN, GODBOLD and TJOFLAT, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:

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This appeal concerns an automobile search at the Falfurrias, Texas, checkpoint, conducted after a stop for a citizenship check. This is a fixed checkpoint at which immigration stops are permitted. U. S. v. Kalie, 538 F.2d 1201 (CA5, 1976). The search, based on the odor of marijuana, was supported by probable cause.

2

AFFIRMED.

*

Rule 18, 5 Cir.; see Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir., 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I