Commonwealth v. Wright

The defendant appealed to the Pennsylvania Superior Court after a jury convicted him of drug charges. The defendant had been sitting outside his brother’s house when his brother’s state parole agent visited. The parole agent knew that the defendant was also on state parole. The Court reiterated that parolees agree to endure warrantless searches based on reasonable suspicion and found that the agent satisfied that requirement. The Court then affirmed the trial court’s ruling admitting certain text messages found in the defendant’s cell phone, holding that the testifying police officer could properly authenticate the messages.

Wright