a search warrant was issued for Booker T

a search warrant was issued for Booker T. Hudson. There was a “beyond reasonable doubt” that he had drugs and firearms within his home, that were thought to be illegal. The officers arrived at his home, knocked on the door, and announced themselves. However, they only waited a few seconds before entering Hudson’s home, which was unlocked. Drugs, in large quantity, were found. Also, a loaded gun was found in a chair. He was charged for having firearms and drugs in his possession. Now, even though the police had the search warrant, the police did not follow the Fourth Amendment. The “knock and announce” rule states that officers are required to wait up to 30 seconds after knocking and announcing they are there, before they enter a home. Because of this, the evidence would not be used based on those terms. However, the Michigan Court of Appeals stated that there was an exception to the suppression of evidence if and only if the evidence in question would have been found anyways.