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Man who led police to his drug pipe ordered to stand trial

Man who led police to his drug pipe ordered to stand trial

By lindsay whitehurst
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Sep 19, 2012 10:38AM MDT

Judges may not expect as much pretrial evidence from prosecutors following a Tuesday Utah Supreme Court decision ordering a man to stand trial on drug possession charges after he told police where to find his pipe.
The opinion overturned two lower court decisions refusing to bind over 43-year-old Patrick Robert Ramirez for trial. Those judges ruled prosecutors hadn’t shown during a preliminary hearing that methamphetamine residue found in a St. George hotel room definitely belonged to him.
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