Thecase of the concerns the attempted ownership with theintention of distributing methamphetamine (Open Jurist (n.d). Youngwas found guilty and he reserved the right of appealing the denial ofthe district court of his proposition to restrain proof obtainedafter the FedEx staff opened his box and called the DEA (DrugEnforcement Administration) (Open Jurist (n.d). This was attributedby the reason that they supposed the box package had unlawful drugs.After the package was checked by various FedEx security officers bothin Memphis and in Honolulu, it was found to contain methamphetamine.
Accordingto the Fourth Amendment, x-rays that are carried out by thegovernment are limited. Nevertheless, this does not apply to x-rayscarried out by private agencies. Nevertheless, examinations carriedout by private agencies may be limited if such agencies are acting onbehalf of the government. In this case therefore, the IRS could nothave been permitted to x-ray the package without a warrant. Privateand governmental x-rays rely on various factors encompassing theknowledge of the government and its consent in the examination act,and the intention of the agency carrying out the x-ray to help thelaw enforcement endeavors (Meiners, Ringleb & Edwards, 2014).
IfYoung was carrying out a briefcase with cash and was driving alongthe highway in Florida, the IRS had the right to stop him and demandto inspect the briefcase. This is based on the reason that conductingsearches is support by the US constitution (Meiners, Ringleb &Edwards, 2014). Officers have the authority of conducting searchesbut in most cases, they need to obtain consent from the owner of thepackage (United States n.d). The IRS has the authority to conduct thex-ray in case of suspicion.
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