The Eighth Circuit affirmed the defendant’s conviction and sentence for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and six related gun and money laundering counts. The court held that the inventory search of defendant’s motorcycle was lawful and the district court did not err in denying the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence. In this case, the inventory search was not a pretext for an investigatory search where the district court did not clearly err in crediting the officer’s testimony that he towed the motorcycle because the defendant lacked the proper endorsement and had no insurance. Furthermore, the officer towed the vehicle because the defendant could not lawfully drive the vehicle and the vehicle was a safety hazard on the street.
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