United States v. Karo
United States Supreme Court
468 U.S. 705 (1984)
A government informant informed the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) that Karo (defendant) and two other men had ordered a large quantity of ether that they were going to use to extract cocaine from clothing smuggled into the United States. With the informant’s consent, the DEA substituted its own containers for the ones containing the ether. The DEA placed an electronic tracking device in one of the containers. The court of appeals held that the tracking device violated Karo’s right against unlawful seizures when the container was transferred to him.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (White, J.)
Concurrence/Dissent (Stevens, J.)
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