A federal appeals court has ruled that a pair of southern Utah police officers did not have probable cause to search a California woman's car, keeping her on the side of the road for hours.
Police claimed they had probable cause to the vehicle of 54-year-old Sherida Felders because she was nervous, had an air freshener and her license plate holder said "Jesus."
Utah State Trooper Brian Bairett was running a speed trap on I-15 when Felders drove through. Bairett accused Felders and her two teen sons in the vehicle of transporting cocaine.
A K-9 unit from a different department was called to the scene. Bairett explained the situation to the dog's handler, Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Malcom.