Indiana Supreme Court to Consider Case on Police Searches

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The Indiana Supreme Court has decided to consider a case that deals with police searches. 
The high court on Monday announced it would hear written and oral arguments in a case that weighs whether a police officer can legally open a pill container found in the pocket of a person who's under arrest.
The (Munster) Times ( ) reports that the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in February that Indianapolis police violated the state constitutional rights of Antonio Garcia when an officer opened a container in his pocket. The office found half of a narcotic pain relief pill that ultimately was used as evidence to convict Garcia for possession of a controlled substance.
The high court likely will issue its verdict sometime next year.