No Probable Cause for Possession of Fentanyl

A St. Louis County man was charged with felony Possession of Controlled Substance after allegedly being found asleep in a car at an auto body shop. The police claimed they found a loaded syringe and fentanyl capsules in his waistband. On cross examination, Attorney Brian Cooke forced the officer to admit he had no probable cause to detain the defendant in the first place; that he couldn’t say whether the defendant was wearing jeans, sweatpants, or spandex; and that he couldn’t say for certain where he found the drugs.