PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned a Marion County judge's decision to allow heroin seized from a traffic stop to be used at a man's trial.
Myles Peterson was convicted of delivery of heroin, but the appeals court ruled that a police officer who blocked Peterson's vehicle with his squad car created an unlawful search.
The officer found a Visine bottle filled with heroin. A jury used that evidence to convict Peterson of the drug charge.
The court's decision sends the case back to Marion County Circuit Court Judge Albin W. Norblad, with orders that the seized heroin evidence be suppressed.
The court ruled that the officer who blocked him in created an "unlawful extension."