Federal Judge in Kentucky Says Prosecutors Can’t Use Evidence Gained through GPS

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A federal judge has ruled that investigators illegally placed a GPS tracking device on a Kentucky man’s car. As a result, prosecutors won’t be allowed to use 150 pounds of marijuana as evidence against the man.

U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar of Covington, Kentucky says the Drug Enforcement Administration and Kentucky State Police found the marijuana in Robert Dale Lee’s car because they used the GPS tracking device without a warrant.

 

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