558 F2d 1201 United States v. Canales

558 F.2d 1201

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
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.


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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.




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