State v. Hansen

In State v. Hansen, 732 P.2d 127, 130 (Utah 1987), the Court addressed the sufficiency of an affidavit based on statements from a confidential informant that he had seen large quantities of marijuana in the suspect's home five days previously. 732 P.2d at 129. The Court concluded: "The reliability of the confidential disclosure was also enhanced by the informant's personal observation of the large quantity of marijuana that was being sold in smaller quantities. His information, relied upon by police, was not some remote hearsay or assumption based on circumstantial events. The statement that the drug and its sale were personally observed in defendant's apartment adequately sets forth the informant's basis of knowledge. The circumstances as a whole adequately indicate that the informant's report was truthful." (Id. at 130.)