404 F2d 1096 Booth v. United States

404 F.2d 1096

Hoke BOOTH, David Loyd Meadow, and William Smith, Appellants,
UNITED STATES of America, Appellee.

No. 25604.

United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.

December 10, 1968.

Rehearing Denied January 17, 1969.

Certiorari Denied April 1, 1969.

See 89 S.Ct. 1274.

Guy B. Scott, Jr., Athens, Ga., for appellants.

Tyrus R. Atkinson, Jr., Asst. U. S. Atty., Floyd M. Buford, U. S. Atty., Macon, Ga., for appellee

Before JOHN R. BROWN, Chief Judge, TUTTLE, Circuit Judge, and FISHER, District Judge.


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The defendants were convicted for carrying on the business of distillers of spirituous liquors without having given the required bond under 26 U.S.C. §§ 5173, 5601(a).1 The court below is charged with error in failing to grant a pre-trial motion to suppress evidence obtained through alleged improper search and seizure.


We find the evidence to be more than sufficient to show probable cause to make the arrest of appellants and, further, none of the evidence was gained by an illegal search. Seay v. United States, 380 F.2d 358 (5th Cir. 1967).





Appellants were three of five defendants convicted. Two defendants did not appeal