SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
In re MARIO T., a Minor ) Appeal from the
(The People of The State OF Illinois, ) Circuit Court of
) Cook County.
v . ) No. 05 JD 4426
Mario T., ) Honorable
) Lori M. Wolfson,
Respondent-Appellant). ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE GARCIA delivered the opinion of the court.
Following a hearing, the respondent Mario T. was adjudicated
delinquent based on his possession of cocaine and cannabis, and
sentenced to one year's probation. On appeal, the respondent
contends that the trial court erred in denying his pretrial
motion to quash arrest and suppress evidence. We agree and
Prior to the adjudicatory hearing, the respondent filed a
motion to quash arrest and suppress evidence. The respondent
alleged that the police lacked justification for a protective
pat-down search that resulted in the recovery of illegal drugs.