A defense attorney attacked the constitutionality of a drug case brought against his client after a package mailed to an East Tennessee State University post office box was opened by the post office manager.
Marcus Dubose, formerly a senior guard on the basketball team, is charged with possession of marijuana for resale and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from an Express Mail package mailed to Dubose’s ETSU post office box and a subsequent search of his campus apartment.
“There are constitutional problems with this case. This postmaster clearly said what he did was wrong, illegal,” attorney Cliff Corker argued to Sessions Judge James Nidiffer after hearing the state’s case.
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