Search Warrent Draft Essay

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR CHESAPEAKE COUNTY, MD
APPLICATION AND AFFIDAVIT FOR SEARCH AND SEIZURE WARRANT
I, Det. Jones, of the Metropolis Police Department, the Affiant, being duly sworn, request the issuance of a Search and Seizure Warrant and states as follows:
1. APPLICATION AND VIOLATIONS OF LAW:
The Affiant hereby makes application to_____request___________________ a judge of the Circuit/District Court for Chesapeake County, MD for a Search and Seizure Warrant on the grounds that there is probable cause, the basis of which is set forth in the following affidavit which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, to believe that there is property subject to seizure under the laws of this State and more particularly in violation of
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In support of this application for a search and seizure warrant your Affiant Detective being duly sworn attests to the following _Mr. Fox of 120 Verlinden Drive is growing and distributing marijuana.
4. PROBABLE CAUSE (FACTUAL BASIS):
The facts that establish probable cause for the issuance of a Search and Seizure Warrant are as follows: An informant saw the marijuana in question as did I Officer Jones when I went to look at the property. Upon pulling the electric bills for Mr. Fox’s residence he is using three times the normal amount that is normally used. Also upon looking at his bank records he has large sums of money being deposited weekly. This is unusual because Mr. Fox does not appear to have other employment as confirmed by the State Unemployment Office. Mr. Fox receives $1500 a month from the state which matches deposits made into Mr. Fox’s account.
5. JUSTIFICATION FOR THE PLACE TO BE SEARCHED AND ITEMS TO BE SEIZED Marijuana is illegal to grow and distribute and Mr. Fox is doing both. His plants can be seen through the basement window _________________.
Based on the aforementioned information, your Affiant prays a search and seizure warrant to be issued for the residence of _Mr. Fox of 120 Verlinden Drive ___.
6. DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEMS TO BE SEIZED:
For all of the forgoing reasons, I respectfully request that you issue a Search and Seizure Warrant for the above-described place authorizing the opening and searching of any safes, boxes, bags,

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