Should Exclusionary Rule Be Applied to Supress Evidence of Contraband Abandoned by a Person Who Has Been Unlawfully Detained ?

In Commonwealth v. Jeffries, 454 Pa. 320, 311 A.2d 914 (Pa. 1973), the Court stated that when the police unlawfully detain a person, and the unlawful detention motivates the person to abandon contraband that is then discovered by the police, the evidence is tainted as a result of the initial illegality. Jeffries, 311 A.2d at 918. See also Commonwealth v. Matos, 672 A.2d at 774 (stating that the exclusionary rule should be applied to suppress evidence of abandoned contraband when the contraband was abandoned after an initially illegal detention).