Lawyers have been given until Nov. 12 to submit written arguments concerning former Wendover Police Chief A. June Carter's motion to suppress evidence in a drug-possession trial in 3rd District Court.
Carter was charged after police discovered cocaine, metal scales and plastic bags in the trunk of his police car.The defense contends that police did not have a warrant to search the police car and any evidence related to the search of the car should not be allowed.
Prosecutors contend no search warrant was needed because Carter consented to the search. The defense contends that the consent was only for a search of Carter's home and did not extend to the car.
Carter's wife, Janese, who was an officer on the Wendover force, was recently convicted of selling cocaine to undercover agents in Salt Lake City. She claims she put the cocaine in the trunk of her husband's police car and said he did not know it was there.