This case was similar to Terry v. Ohio in which the precedent regarding the fourth Amendment was established. Sibron was seen and search by a New York Police officer for possession of illegal drugs. The officer reached into the Sibron’s pocket and found heroin for which he was arrested and charged. Sibron later tried to appeal the sentencing by saying the search was illegal. Both The intermediate state appellate court and New York Court of Appeals affrimed Sibron’s sentencing by applying the “stop and frisk” law – N.Y.Code Crim.Proc. § 180-a. Sibron served his six months with community service (US supreme court, 1968).