Could someone answer a remedial Q for someone who has never taken crim pro?
Barbri lecture guy talked about an instance where Mr. X, who has a criminal history, is walking with his girlfriend Y, when he sees a cop in the distance who has arrested him for possessing drugs in the past. Mr. X then proceeds to put all his drugs in Y's purse, cop searches purse, finds drugs. X objects to the search under 4th amendment grounds, but Court says he doesn't have standing because he doesn't have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
HERE'S WHAT I DON'T GET: the lecture guy THEN said that Mr. X was stupid because he should've brought a bag to put the drugs in, because then he'd have a good claim and would have standing. How does that work? Doesn't the cop have probable cause? And even so, even without the bag, if he hadn't transferred the drugs, they'd be on his person, and isn't that one of the protected categories? So why the comment about the bag at all?
TIA! (And apologize if this is obvious)