The trial judge agreed and the appeals court upheld his ruling.
“The time it took for dispatch to conduct a criminal history check, which in turn gave Scooby time to conduct a dog sniff, impermissibly extended the duration of the stop,” the court ruled. “We agree with the district court’s conclusion that the seizure that occurred during the dog sniff violated the Fourth Amendment, and the evidence must be suppressed.”
I personally think ALL property should be returned in unlawful search and seizures. Yes, even drugs or cannabis, whatever the property may be!