UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 25, 2007
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
HERMENES GONZALEZ-VALDEZ, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable William Q. Hayes
ORDER AUTHORIZING THE PRESERVATION AND INSPECTION OF EVIDENCE AND RE-WEIGHING OF DRUGS SEIZED
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all government agencies charged with handling the evidence in this case (i.e. the Department of Customs and Border Protection; Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures; Immigration and Customs Enforcement, etc...) preserve the drugs and any other evidence seized in this case until further notice by the Court. The government is further ordered to permit the defense to inspect the vehicle and evidence seized in this case and re-weigh the drugs seized (with and without the packaging).
The United States Attorneys Office is ordered to take all steps necessary to ensure that the evidence in this case, including the drugs, is preserved.
WILLIAM Q. HAYES United States District Judge
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