Did the police overstepped their authorIty
The police were at my house because my husband and I reported a crime. The officer saw a bong that our friend had left on the table and we failed to notice. The pipe was not there, so there was no illegal substance present. He asked what it was for, and my husband at first said tobacco, but when the officer clearly didn’t believe him, he said it was meth, but it was not ours. My husband left the room to get something, and the officer followed him down the hall without permission and saw his bong in the bedroom that did have Meth in it. He called it in, and more officers showed up, including one that had been at our house for a wellness check before and knew my husband smoked fentanyl. The officer asked where it was, and my husband would not answer him. They arrested him, and searched the house. I did not stop them, but I did not give them permission either. They found Fentanyl and more paraphernalia. They charged him with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of Meth, and told me they were charging him with possession of Fentanyl too, but have not added the third charge yet. If they had not followed him down the hall, they would only have had enough to charge the misdemeanor. I need to know if they had any right to go down that hallway without obtaining permission or a warrant.