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Criminal Law : Drug Conspiracy – Sufficiency Of Evidence

Where a defendant challenged the sufficiency of evidence to support his conviction for participating in a cocaine conspiracy, the defendant did not meet his burden to show that he withdrew from the conspiracy as he argued, and the defendant also did not show that the district court plainly erred in allowing testimony regarding the chain of custody for drug samples.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Ortega (MLW No. 66383/Case No. 13-2043 – 11 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Murphy, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Perry, J.  (Eric W. Butts, St. Louis, argued for appellant) (Jeannette Suzanne Graviss, St. Louis,  argued for appellee).

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