The Beaumont Court of Appeals has reversed the 1993 cocaine-possession conviction of a man who had admitted his guilt at trial but later claimed he was the victim of an illegal search and seizure.

Tyrone Keith Leday had already been convicted on the drug charge in Montgomery County when he took the witness stand and admitted his guilt. He later appealed his conviction, claiming his constitutional rights had been violated because the court had admitted evidence that “was the product of an unreasonable warrantless arrest and search” by investigating officers.

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