558 F2d 1201 United States v. Canales
558 F.2d 1201
UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
Victor Garza CANALES, Defendant-Appellant.
United States Court of Appeals,
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.
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.