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.