437 F.2d 440
Earnest T. PAGE, Appellant,
UNITED STATES of America, Appellee.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Dec. 21, 1970, As Amended on Denial of Rehearing March 16, 1971.
Earnest Page, in pro. per.
James L. Browning, Jr., U.S. Atty., San Francisco, Cal. for appellee.
Before BARNES, KOELSCH and WRIGHT, Circuit Judges.
Earnest T. Page was convicted in 1965 of six violations of the federal narcotics laws. He appealed, challenging the admission into evidence of narcotics seized at the time of his arrest. He asserted that the warrant for his arrest was invalid and, in addition, that the search incident thereto was unreasonable in scope. This court affirmed, holding that, since the narcotics were material solely to two of the six counts, it was unnecessary to determine the issues. Page v. United States, 356 F.2d 337 (9th Cir. 1966).
Page filed the present application under 28 U.S.C. 2255, again challenging the validity of his arrest and of the search. This time, however, he urged that the trial court consider the illegally seized evidence in fixing sentence. See Verdugo v. United States, 402 F.2d 599 (9th Cir. 1968). The district court denied relief, finding that the arrest and search were valid. We agree.
Petitioner's final contention that he was without effective assistance of counsel on the motion to suppress is likewise without merit.