On November 3, 2020 (Doc. No. 19-3599) the Sixth Circuit approved an unconscionable search. All searches are required to be reasonable. In this case the defendant was thought to have ingested packages of heroin and fentanyl. The police took him to the hospital and the police conducted a full body cavity search. A nurse conducted a finger search of his rectum and then inserted an instrument to visually examine the inside of his body. The defendant was then forced to endure soap suds enemas until he released three bags of heroin and fentanyl.
The Sixth Circuit acknowledged that the search could have been handled much better but refused to find that it was unreasonable.