IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
FROM: CLERK OF
SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
handed down on the 18th day of January, 2001
, are as follows:
VICTORY, J. :
3439 STATE OF LOUISIANA v. DEAN P. BLANCHARD (Parish
a Firearm While Possessing a Controlled Dangerous Substance)
For the reasons
expressed herein, we affirm the trial court's judgment
denying the defendant's motion to suppress the evidence,
but we reverse the defendant's conviction and sentence
and remand the matter for a new trial.
AFFIRMED IN PART;
REVERSED IN PART AND REMANDED FOR A NEW TRIAL.