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KNOWN SWEAT PATCH COURT CASES

0/2011
§5:16. Blood, Hair, Saliva & Sweat Testing – Sweat Drug Testing; Drug Testing Law, Technology & Practice, David G. Evans, Chapter 5 – Technical Issues.

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 07/2006
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4/25/07
US District Court-FP Cedar Rapids, IA NDIA-U.S. v. Meyer CR04-0010-Expert Witness P-Kadehjian D-None-Judge Linda Reade-AUSA Pat Reinart-Cocaine Positive 8 Patches
*****CASE WAS APPEALED. HEARD BY THE HONORABLE JUDGE SANDRA DAY O’CONNOR (SERVED AS ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT (1981-2006).  PATCH RESULTS AND CASE FROM THE DISTRICT COURT UPHELD*****

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Federal Court

Arkansas
03/29/2000
US District Court – FP Little Rock, AR (ED) – Case# LR-CR-89-71 – Def Dwight Watkins (METH) – AUSA Patrick Harris
California
07/2009 U.S. v. William St. Clair Case No. CR 06-00587-ABC; SD CA; AUSA Amber Garza; P-Kadehjian, Expert Report; Patch Positive (Meth, Opiates)
01/2009 U.S. v. Weston ED CR 08-00201-VAP; CD CA; AUSA Antoine Raphael; P-Kadehjian; Patches Positive (Meth) Pleaded to Charges
08/23/04 US District Court – FP Fresno, CA – Case# 1:02CR05229-03, 1:02CR05469-01 – Def Jennifer Rose Abrego (AMP/METH) – Judge Anthony W. Ishii – Defense Atty Eric Kersten – AUSA Stanley A. Boone
08/2004 US District Court – FP Sacramento, CA (ED) – Case# 2:02CR00556-01 – Def Jason Rooney (AMP) – Judge William B Shubb – Defense Atty Jeffrey Staniels – AUSA Mary Grad
12/02/2002
US District Court – FP Los Angeles, CA (CD) – Previous dates: 11/7/02, 11/14/02 – Case# CR 02-983-R – Def Nicholas Mann (AMP) – Judge Manuel Real – Defense Atty Lara Bazelon – AUSA Kevin Rosenberg
07/10/2000 US District Court – FP Los Angeles, CA (CD) – Case# CR 97-469 SVW – Def Amber Ruth Mayer Turner (Cocaine) - AUSA Michael Wilner. Judge ruled patch to be reliable, but did not revoke probation.  Judge ordered her to stay on the patch.
04/27/2000 US District Court – FP Sacramento, CA (ND) – Case# CR S 97-238 DFL – Def Ronald Mosley (Cocaine) – AUSA Laurel D. White
04/03/2000 US District Court – FP Los Angeles, CA (CD) – Case# CR 92-246- RAP – Def Stanley Medina (Cocaine) – AUSA Elizabeth Rhodes
02/05/1999 US District Court – FP Los Angeles, CA (CD) – Case# CR92-474-R – Def Johnny Solario (Cocaine) – AUSA Susan Dewitt
12/18/1998 US District Court – FP Los Angeles, CA (CD) – Case# 92-00389 – Def Rolando Soto (Cocaine) – AUSA Robert Dugdale
04/20/1998 US District Court – FP Los Angeles, CA (CD) – Case# CR86-924 GCK – Def William Stallings (Cocaine)
01/30/1998
US District Court – FP Los Angeles, CA (CD) – Case# CR96-27DT – Def Hanford Sax (Cocaine)
Florida
05/26/2004

US District Court – FP Gainesville, FL (ND) – Previous date: 03/25-26/04 – Case#1:95CR1007 MMP – Def Gregory Randall (Cocaine) – Judge Maurice Paul – Defense Atty Tom Miller – AUSA Gregory McMahon
Guam
09/25/2000

US District Court – FP Guam – Phone Testimony – (Methamphetamine) – AUSA Karen Johnson
Idaho
09/08/04

US District Court – FP Boise, ID – Case# CR02-065-S-BLW – Def Rodney Unger (AMP/METH) – Judge B. Lynn Winmill – Defense Atty Tom Monaghan – AUSA Kevin Maloney
Illinois
05/29/1998

US District Court – FP Rock Island, IL (CD) – Case# 95-40014-001 – Def Jason Oliva (Cocaine)
Iowa
2/11/16 U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Iowa #15-2213, U.S. v. Karina Carrarsco, Sweat Patch Results Upheld
2/8/16 U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Iowa, #15-3358, U.S. v. Heather Lynn Tolliver, Reliability of Sweat Patch Together with Hair Test Results Not Discrediting Sweat Patch Results Upheld.
01/30/13 U.S. v. Justin Bradley Christensen, Case No. CR05-4070-DGO, U.S. District Court, N.D. Iowa, Western Division; Reliability of Sweat Patch Affirmed
01/10/13 U.S. vs. Monique Shawnae Drager, Case No. 09-CR-4045-DGO, U.S. District Court, N.D. Iowa, Western Division, Reliability of Sweat Patch.
07/2007 U.S. v. Federson, CR 98-1014; N.D. Iowa; AUSA Dan Tweed Def. Steven Swift; P-Kadehjian (phone); Sweat Patch Positive Cocaine Upheld.
02/08/1999

US District Court – FP Cedar Rapid, IA (ND) – Case# CR 94-5 – Def Tracy Wilcox (Cocaine & THC) – AUSA Steve Colloton – Patch upheld for the Cannabinoid
Massachusetts
10/29/2008 U.S. v. Foley, Cr. No. 07-10390-RCL; MA; AUSA Anthony Fuller; P-Kadehjian; D-Smith; Sweat Patches Reliable (Cocaine)
10/01/2002

US District Court – FP Boston, MA – Case# 01-CR-10468-ALL – Def Henry Alfonso (Cocaine/BE) – Defense Atty Matthew Fineberg – AUSA Laura Kaplan
Minnesota
02/22/16 U.S. v. April Fay Lewis, Case No. 14-CR-66(2), U.S. District Court of Minnesota, Reduction in Sentence Denied as Sweat Patch Tested Positive.
03/2008 U.S. v. Courtney Ann Mithaugen, Criminal No. 04-125; D. Minn.; AUSA Mike Cheever; D-Fred Smith; Kadehjian Submitted Expert Report to AUSA but Not Offered into Evidence; Sweat Patches (5) Reliable (Cocaine)
12/2007 U.S. v. Luis Corona & Marvin Hanson, Jr., CR No. 97-31(3); D. Minn. Minneapolis, MN; AUSA-Mike Cheever; D-F. Smith; Kadehjian Submitted Expert Report to AUSA but Not Offered into Evidence; Sweat Patches Reliable
06/2007

U.S. v. Mithaugen, CR No. 04-125(3); D. Minn; AUSA Thomas Hollenhorst and Michael Cheever; P-Kadehjian (expert reports); Sweat Patches Positive for Cocaine and THC Upheld—see also 6/2008 case.
Missouri
02/23/16 U.S. v. James Haney; Case No. 15-2948; U.S. Court of Appeals for 8th Circuit (MO), Sweat Patch Results Upheld, Appeal Denied.
02/28/13 U.S. v. Royrico A. Bunch, Case No. 12-2217, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Appeal from U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Reliability of Sweat Patch Affirmed.
06/2009 U.S. v. Wynn Case No. 99-00351-01-CR-W-FJG; WD MO Judge Gaitan; AUSA Mike Green Def. Travis Poindexter; P-Kadehjian, Expert Report, Telephonic Testimony; D-Fred Smith; Positive Sweat (Cocaine), Negative Hair, No Ruling (But Later Cited by Judge Gaitan in Support of Patch)
07/09/2004 US District Court – FP Kansas City, MO (WD) – Previous date: Depositions 3/15-16/04 – Case# 00-00239-02-cr-wfjg – Def Michael Dillard (Cocaine, PCP) – Judge Fernando Gaitan – Defense Atty Julian Grouse – AUSA Linda Marshall
08/2003 US District Court – FP Kansas City, MO (WD) – Case# 98-00018-04-CR-W-ODS – Def Jacqueline Fenimore (Cocaine) – Defense Atty Scott Turner – Judge Ortrie Smith (opinion to be published) – AUSA Kate Mahoney
10/09/2002 US District Court – FP Kansas City, MO (WD) – Case# 97-138-03-CR-W-9-1 Def Melinda Zubeck (AMP) – AUSA David Barnes
12/20/2001 US District Court – FP Kansas City, MO (WD) – Case# 99-00160-01-CR-W4 – Def Tucson Redd (Cocaine) – AUSA Marietta Parker
02/04/2003
CASE UPHELD BY 8th CIRCUIT
Montana
10/12/13
U.S. v. Adena Rae Savage, Case No. CR-10-30-H-CCL-RKS; WD Montana; C. Rostad, ADP; Reliability of Sweat Patch Affirmed.
Nevada
05/31/1999 DAUBERT CASE US District Court – FP Las Vegas, NV– Case# CR-95-023-PMP (RLH) – Def Douglas Stumpf (AMP) – AUSA JOE SULLIVAN
11/12/1999 PATCH WAS REAFFIRMED
01/15/1999 DAUBERT CASE US District Court – FP Las Vegas, NV – Case #CR-S-96-004 PMP (RLH) – Def Steve Denton (AMP) – AUSA JOE SULLIVAN
04/16/1998
US District Court – FP Las Vegas, NV – Case# CRS93-270- PMP – Def Barry Shabansky (METH)  – AUSA Joe Sullivan
New York
8/27/14 U.S. v. Alex Rojas, Case No. 13-2462-cr., So. District of New York, Reliability and Validity of Sweat Patch Upheld.
06/2009 U.S. v. Damon Maine, 00 CR. 977 (LAP); SD NY; AUSA Peter Skinner; P-Kadehjian, Expert Reports; D-Smith, Expert Report; 3 Patches Positive (COC)
04/2007 U.S. v Miranda, 1:S5 05 CR 0197-09 (JSR); SDNY; AUSA Steve Kwok Def. Irving Cohen; P-Kadehjian (expert report); Sweat Patch Upheld
02/2006
US District Court- FP New York City- U.S. v. Bentham 414 F.Supp.2d472 (SDNY 2006)- Expert Witness P-Kadehjian D-Smith-Judge Rakoff-AUSA Margaret Garnett-Cocaine Case Positive Patch
05/01/2000
US District Court – FP Brooklyn, NY (ED) – Case# 00 CR 18 – Def Suzanna Vega  (Cocaine) - AUSA Marshall Miller
North Carolina
05/2006 US District Court-FP Greensboro, NC MDNC-U.S. v. Echard 1:03CR71-Expert Witness P-Kadehjian D-None-Judge Tilley-AUSA Patrick Auld-Cocaine Case Positive Patch
04/07/1998
US District Court – FP North Carolina – Case# 1:94CR52-4 – Def Leonard Vance Holman (Cocaine)
Ohio
(Not given)
US District Court – FP Cleveland, OH (ND) – Previous date: 06/2003 – Case# 402CR00031 – Def Shelva Bell (Cocaine) – Defense Atty Charles Fleming – Judge Peter Economus – Previous AUSA Greg Sasse, Current AUSA Linda Barr
Texas
 7/31/13 U.S. v. Justin Gailey, Case No. A-11-CR-285 (3) 64, U.S. District Court, W.D. Texas, Patch Results Upheld.
1/6/2012
U.S. v. Roy Touche Carrion, Case No. 11-10211, U.S. Court of Appeals, TX 5th Circuit, Appeal from U.S.D.C., No. 1:05-CR-6-1, Reliability of Sweat Patch Drug Testing Affirmed.
12/2008 U.S. v. Kinney Case No. W-01-CR099; ED TX; AUSA Greg Gloff; P-Kadehjian; No Defense; 2 Positive Sweat Patches (Cocaine, PCP), Reliable Issued Order re Whole District   
02/19/1999
US District Court – FP Dallas, TX (ND) – Case# 3:98-CR-352-T (01) – Def Christopher Anthony Seiber  (Cocaine) – Judge Robert Maloney – AUSA Michael Uhl
Utah
05/17/2000 US District Court – FP Salt City, UT – Case# 2:97 CR 0276S – Def Larry Souza (METH) – AUSA Leshia M. Lee-Dixon

State & Local Court

California
07/2015 Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, CA; Orange County Social Services v. N.A., Petitioner (Unpublished).
06/2010 Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 3, California -- Orange County Social Services v. Kenneth S., Defendant and Appellant (Unpublished).
02/2005 Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 2,California -- Gina J., Petitioner, v. The Superior Court of the County of San Bernardino, Respondent; San Bernardino County Department of Children’s Services, Real Party in Interest (Unpublished).
04/2003 Court of Appeal, Third District, California -- The People, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. John Price Wiegant, Defendant and Appellant (Unpublished).
09/2002
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, California -- In re M.B., et. al., Persons Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law, Bill B., et. al., Petitioners, v. The Superior Court of San Bernardino, Respondent, Department of Children’s Services, Real Party in Interest (Unpublished). 
03/2002
Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 2, California, In Re K.C. Anne D., a Person Coming Under the Juvenile Court Law, San Bernardino County Department of Children’s Services, Plaintiff and Respondent, V. Melissa F., Defendant and Appellant.
Iowa
03/27/13 IA Court of Appeals, in the Interest of A.A. & B.A., Minor Children, A.A, Father, Appellant, Case No. 13-0028, Affirmed. 
11/15/12 IA Court of Appeals, In the Interest of T.L.H., T.G.H., and J.A.K., Minor Children, S.F., Mother, Appellant and T.M., Father, Appellant.
01/2011 IA Court of Appeals in the Interest of P.V.-G. and D.G., Minor Children, J.R.V., Mother, Appellant.
06/2010 IA Court of Appeals in the Interest of P.T. and H.T., Minor Children, J.M.T., Mother, Appellant    
 06/2008 IA Court of Appeals in the Interest of S.G., Minor Child, S.L.B., Mother, Appellant.
01/2008 IA Court of Appeals in the Interest of B.S., Minor Child, R.L.S., Mother, Appellant.
08/2007 Black Hawk County, IA in the Interest of Collin, Alec, Isaac, and Hunter Nissen, Children.
03/2007 IA Court of Appeals in the Interest of K.L., Minor Child, M.L.N., Father.
01/2007
IA Court of Appeals in the Interest of E.M., Minor CHild, J.M., Father, Appellant.
Michigan
05/2009
Court of Appeals of Michigan -- Department of Human Services v. Sonja Marie Preston, Respondent - Appellant and Christopher Pane Preston, Respondent (Unpublished).
South Carolina
05/2008
Supreme Court of South Carolina -- the State v. Cedric Emmanuel Perkins, Appellant.
Tennessee
05/2009 Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee -- the State v. Justin Vaulx (Unpublished).
06/2003 Court of Appeals of Tennessee -- Wayne M. Fuller v. Donald Campbell, et.al.

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