Fourth Amendment Violation if Guest Lets DEA Agents into House Search?

If law enforcement knocks on one’s front door and a six year old child answers, can the small child consent to a search of the house?  How about a house guest?  How about a maid or man working on the home’s plumbing?  Who has authority to consent to such a search?  Click on the following link to read a summary of an interesting case where the apparent authority to consent to a search of the house was evaluated.

http://www.greghillassociates.com/fourth-amendment-violation-if-guest-lets-dea-agents-in.html.

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