Jul. 6, 2022 – People v. Ayon (6th Dist., H047360)

After the police saw appellant commit two minor traffic violations, they stopped him in his car and detained him until a narcotics dog arrived. After the dog alerted to the presence of drugs, the police searched the car, wherein they found drugs, currency, and a scale. The Court of Appeal holds the trial court erred in denying appellant’s motion to suppress because the police unlawfully prolonged the traffic stop in violation of the Fourth Amendment.