UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 1, 2007
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
EFRAIN TORRES-GONZALEZ (1), MANUEL MARQUEZ-GUTIERREZ (2), DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable M. James Lorenz
FOR GOOD CAUSE SHOWN, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The government preserve the alleged contraband in this case until inspection and weighing by the defense is complete.
2. That defense counsel and/or their investigators be granted access to the alleged contraband for purposes of investigation, including inspection, photographing, and re-weighing it at convenient time for all parties.
3. That the government preserve the following evidence during the pendency of this case: (1) the contraband involved in the case, including samples used to conduct tests; (2) the containers or within which the contraband was discovered; (3) the results of any fingerprint analysis; (4) the defendant's personal effects; (5) any audio or videotapes capturing Mr. Marquez-Gutierrez in this matter or the Tahoe; (6) recorded communications made by the government related to the above captioned case, communications among/between agents/CHP and sector communications/dispatch; (7) any evidence seized from the defendant or any third party; and, (8) the vehicle seized.
4. Further, it is ordered that all government agencies and private contractors having custody of evidence be notified of this preservation order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
M. James Lorenz United States District Court Judge
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