Officer Landonio is now on the drug task force. He and three other officers have to serve a search warrant regarding a stolen 50-inch plasma television set. He serves the search warrant and walks into the residence with officers. Sitting on the coffee table is a variety of narcotics, both prescription and illegal. What are his options at this time?
During the search, one officer opens a kitchen cabinet and finds a kilogram of cocaine. Can Officer Landonio take this as evidence and arrest the residents? Why or why not? What would be the next step in this process?
Check the laws in a U.S. state of your choosing and the requirements of arrest warrants. Be sure to use references and citations in your material.