A Plymouth District Court judge heard three hours of arguments on Thursday about whether evidence obtained by drug-sniffing dogs utilized by U.S. Border Patrol and Customs agents can be used to prosecute drug crimes in New Hampshire State Courts. The legal dispute stems from multi-day checkpoints staged last summer on Interstate 93 in the town of Woodstock, New Hampshire, which is approximately 90 miles from the international border. On Thursday, CBP agents testified how they staged a road block to ask vehicle occupants their immigration status, while other agents used trained canines on the exterior of the vehicles. The dogs are trained to detect both stowaway passengers, as well as narcotics. During the multi-day checkpoint in August, agents detained...
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Judge Hears Arguments on Evidence Obtained at I-93 Border Patrol Checkpoints