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Criminal Law: Burglary-Possession with Intent to Distribute-Consideration of Sentencing Factors

Defendant pleaded guilty to burglarizing a pharmacy and possessing prescription narcotics with intent to distribute. At sentencing, defendant requested a downward revision of his guidelines range based on his drug dependency and spinal injuries, while the government requested a sentence at the top of the range. Based on defendant’s extensive criminal history, the district court ...