– Officer’s knowledge that plastic bags are often used to carry drugs did not make incriminating nature of bags apparent and failed to justify his retrieval of bag he saw protruding from pocket of individual he encountered in high crime area.  “It is not the primary purpose of plastic bags to hold illegal drugs, and the fact that an officer has first-hand experience with plastic bags containing drugs cannot, without more, provide probable cause to seize each plastic bag the officer may encounter. Moreover, . . . the fact that the appellant was in an area known for drug activity and the fact that he had a clear plastic bag in his pocket that was partially exposed do not by themselves, or taken together, constitute sufficient facts and circumstances upon which to base a finding of probable cause to search.” Abner v. State, 741 So.2d 440 (Ala.Ct.App. 1998).


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