Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme gave the police new power when relying on anonymous tips. The highest court determined that the police can rely solely on an anonymous 911 tip call when determining if they are going to stop and search a driver. This case originally came out of CA in 2008 when an anonymous 911 caller told the police that a pickup truck ran the caller off the road. The caller described the location of where it happened and the type of vehicle and license plate number. Police pulled over a truck matching the description and smelled marijuana as they walked towards the truck. Turns out the truck had 30 pounds of pot in the truck. The driver was arrested and has been fighting the stop ever since. This ruling can potentially have awful consequences if members of the public choose to use this as a way to get back at someone they are angry with by making a false report.
It is one thing if you want to do drugs. However, when you are sold bad pot, don't call the police to complain that your dealer won't give you your money back. Do you really think the police are going to help you? In Tx, a woman was arrested after she called the police to complain that her dealer sold her poor quality marijuana and refused to give her the money back. An officer went to her house to listen to her complaint. The officer asked if she had the pot and she innocently pulled it from her bra. She was then arrested for possession. Did you expect anything less?