Argued: March 24, 2017
from the United States District Court for the District of
Maryland, at Greenbelt. Roger W. Titus, Senior District
Ann Santos, GOODWIN PROCTER, LLP, Washington, D.C., for
Michael Thomas Packard, OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY,
Greenbelt, Maryland, for Appellee.
Michael Lawlor, LAWLOR & ENGLERT, LLC, Greenbelt,
Maryland, for Appellant.
Rosenstein, United States Attorney, Baltimore, Maryland, Leah
Jo Bressack, Assistant United States Attorney, OFFICE OF THE
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY, Greenbelt, Maryland, for Appellee.
DUNCAN, KEENAN, and THACKER, Circuit Judges.
appeal arises out of a warrantless vehicle search that the
Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA") conducted at an
active crime scene. Defendant-Appellant Raymond Bullette,
III, appeals the district court's denial of his motion to
suppress. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.
2012, DEA Special Agent Brian Willey ("Agent
Willey") and his team began investigating a
Phencyclidine ("PCP") drug manufacturing and
distribution conspiracy they believed to be based in
California. In February 2013, local law enforcement responded
to a call about a house fire in the California desert, near
Lake Los Angeles. Investigation of the fire revealed chemical
containers of various sizes used in PCP ...