State v. Eady

State v. Eady, 249 Conn. 431, 733 A.2d 112 (Conn. 1999), cert. denied, 528 U.S. 1030, 145 L. Ed. 2d 428, 120 S. Ct. 551 (1999) involved a circumstance where a firefighter noticed drugs in plain view in a residence and conveyed that information to an officer who was directing traffic at the fire scene. The officer entered the house and seized the drugs. The court held the police officer's actions lawful, noting that the limited entry by the deputy "constituted no greater intrusion upon the defendant's privacy or possessory interest than did the firefighter's entry and observation." Eady, 733 A.2d at 120.