Federal Appeals Court Overturns Stanbridge Drug Conviction
A Chicago Court of Appeals overturns the federal drug conviction of a Quincy man.
30 year old Leshawn Stanbridge had been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison last July for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
Stanbridge was pulled over by Quincy Police on a traffic violation. During the course of the stop, officers discovered meth, marijuana and pills in the vehicle.
In vacating the conviction, the appeals court ruled that there was no probable cause by officers to pull Stanbridge over, making the drugs seized inadmissible in court.