Are Drug Checkpoints Legal?




Title: Are Drug Checkpoints Legal? | Nebraska Interstate Drug Defense
Description:Random drug checkpoints on the roadways have been considered to be unconstitutional or unlawful by the US Supreme Court. Because of that, law enforcement typically will not conduct an actual drug checkpoint.
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Random drug checkpoints on the roadways have been considered to be unconstitutional or unlawful by the US Supreme Court. Because of that, law enforcement typically will not conduct an actual drug checkpoint. Instead what they will do is conduct or establish what they call a rouse checkpoint. They will go out to the interstate and place signs on the interstate that indicate that a drug dog search is ahead.

They will then position themselves at the next exit passed where they placed the signs to observe what vehicles or traffic will exit the vehicle in what they consider to be an effort to avoid the drug dog search ahead.

Officers will then focus their attention on the vehicles that exit at this location. They will typically follow the vehicle to see if the vehicle commits a traffic violation or any sort of rule of the road type violation that would allow them to conduct a traffic stop to further investigate the vehicle and the occupants of the vehicle.