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Booker T. Hudson had a search warrant issued for his home. There was a “beyond reasonable doubt” that he had firearms and drugs within his home, that were thought to be illegal. Officers arrived at his home, knocked on the door, and announced themselves. However, they only waited a couple seconds or so before entering his home. Drugs, in large quantity, were found and a loaded gun was found in a chair. Hudson was charged for having firearms and drugs in his possession. The police officers had the search warrant; however, the police did not follow the Fourth Amendment. The “knock and announce” rule states that officers are required to wait up to 30 seconds after knocking and announcing they are there, before they enter a home. Now, the evidence would not be used because of these terms. However, the Michigan Court of Appeals stated that there was an exception to the suppression of evidence if and only if the evidence in question would have been found anyways.