Bryant v. State (2008)

In Bryant v. State, 253 S.W.3d 810, 812 (Tex.App.--Amarillo 2008, pet. ref'd), appellant had been detained while the police were investigating a disturbance call. Id. at 811. During his detention, Bryant was able to destroy a glass meth pipe that police had found in his possession. Id. at 812. Bryant was subsequently charged with tampering with evidence. Id. Bryant filed a motion to suppress contending that the evidence found was the result of an illegal detention. The Court concluded that the tampering with evidence charge was a new crime, and the exclusionary rule found in article 38.23 of the Code of Criminal Procedure does not require suppression of such evidence. Id. at 813.