Dispatch tells Minnesota cop there’s no dogs available, so he lets a driver go. Then cop learns there *is* a dog, catches up to driver, “continues” first stop. Dog alerts; 76 grams meth.

Judge: This is fine. 11 years prison.

Court of Appeals: Nope. Reversed.

@tony (In Bruce Lee voice:) "The art of releasing without releasing."

@tony Mendenhall should have killed that anyway. The duration of the investigative detention had to be way too long.

@tony Had the officer found another (pretextual) reason for a stop, like a traffic violation, that would have made the second stop legitimate, right?

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