Strong Marijuana Smell Does Not Justify Warrantless Search of Hotel Room.

If a police officer smells marijuana, does that create an exigency exception to the normal requirement of a warrant before a search?  After all, if the officer can smell this, doesn’t that necessarily mean it is burning, so evidence is being destroyed?  If evidence of a crime is being destroyed, isn’t that the type of exigency the “exigency exception” to the warrant requirement How would a judge rule on such a case?  The answer may surprise you.  Click on the following link to read how the evidence was treated –

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