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Natalie Wood's Daughter

Off the Hook

In Coke & Heroin Case

5/29/2012 12:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The 38-year-old daughter of Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner won't face charges after getting busted last month for cocaine and heroin possession -- because cops made a HUGE mistake.

TMZ broke the story ... police responded to Courtney Wagner's Malibu home after receiving a call that someone fired a gun inside the house.  Police say they found cocaine and heroin inside and arrested Courtney for possession.

But the L.A. County D.A. won't be pursuing the case -- because of a little thing called the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution.  According to the D.A., "Deputies did not have probable cause, consent, nor a warrant to conduct the search and recover narcotics so as a result the case is being rejected because of illegal search and seizure."

The Constitution ... it's a beautiful thing.

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MrHarrybawls2010    

This woman really needs God in her life. Isn't that right Liz?

Blessings,
Rev. Peter Popoff
The Church of Unlimited Credit
Miracle Spring Water $19.99

846 days ago
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Bolivar    

In other words, favors were called in. If a DA couldn't find probable cause for a search in a gunshot-fired situation, they need to find a new DA.

Wagner just bought his daughter some freedom.

846 days ago
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Nostradamus    

God bless the bill of rights and all the technicalities it provides.

846 days ago
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MasktRacer    

Did the police give back the coke and heroin? Otherwise they stole it from her.

846 days ago
5.

Phreaky    

Really? Reports of gunfire is not probable cause? Amazing how easily the Los Angeles D.A. can be bought off...

846 days ago
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My Big Salami    

Hot Blond chicks always get off (the hook)!

846 days ago
7.

who dat    

"because cops made a HUGE mistake" ya they tried to arrest a former celebrities daughter.

846 days ago
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Grouchy Smurf    

So basically the same D.A.'s office who didn't prosecute Robert Wagner in the suspicious death of his wife suddenly decided that in the case of Robert's daughter the Constitution is suddenly the ruling law of the nation (they sure as heck ignore it the rest of the time) once again. I would so love to know what damning evidence Robert has that has made the D.A.'s office his personal bitch for more than two decades.

846 days ago
9.

DaveT    

Oops.

846 days ago
10.

twilightmom    

"....... and particularly describing the
place to be searched, and the persons or things to be
seized......."
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Ira-
That's the "mistake" right there.....
and the persons or things to be
seized......."
They had probable cause to search for firearms as they were called out d/t gun shots. But since there was no mention of drugs, thus, no probable cause to search/seize.
Technicalities. ::smh::

846 days ago
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Grouchy Smurf    

Some of you quoting the 4th amendment are missing something critical... "no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation..."

No warrants shall be ISSUED. but upon probable cause. The courts have been ignoring that for decades and instead have substituted probable cause IN PLACE OF a valid warrant.

It must have been nice to live in America back when we were actually a Constitutional Republic instead of this bizarre hybrid pseudo-Socialist/Fascist-Corporate Police State that we have become.

846 days ago
12.

RedwoodPerch    

I would like to know how the cops entered the house. If Courtney let them in, then her 4th amendments rights were waived. This is BS.

846 days ago
13.

Peter Sc    

It is good that there is something like laws even the police must follow.

I think that the citizens in Syria would like to have laws like these.

846 days ago
14.

phil    

no warrent but still an addict dad is so proud

846 days ago
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awesomewave    

Must be nice to be a celebrity and not have the common folks' laws apply to you.

846 days ago
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