Because of a "problematic search" by law enforcement officers, drug charges have been dropped against a Massachusetts man arrested at this summer's Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
Kevin DeSisto, 35, of Peabody, Mass., claimed in a document filed last month in District Court that sheriff's deputies and Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents who searched his trailer did not have a warrant and did not ask for consent to search. Last week, DeSisto was due in court on three misdemeanor charges, including possession of ecstasy and possession of marijuana.
But Assistant Dist. Atty. David Melton moved to dismiss the charges, citing what he called a "problematic search."
Judge Michael Malone granted the motion and dismissed the case.
DeSisto wrote that it had been 60 hours between the time officers initially observed activity at the trailer and the time of the raid. He argued that was not a short enough time period to circumvent the requirement for a search warrant.