Exceptions to the Exclusionary Rule

You are a state court judge who has been presented with the following facts.

A criminal defendant was stopped by police after an officer observed him speeding. A computer check showed that the man had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. While he was being arrested, a marijuana joint fell from his pocket. The officer searched his car and found additional illegal drugs. The warrant information was subsequently discovered to be inaccurate in the computer system it had been dismissed. The defendant files a motion to suppress the drug evidence.

In a 2 pages, describe how would you rule on this motion. Please explain with supporting reasons.

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