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Criminal Law: Distribution of Heroin-Upward Guidelines Departure-Abuse of Discretion

  Defendant distributed heroin to his 19-year-old girlfriend, who ingested the drug and died as a result. Defendant pled guilty to distribution of heroin to a person under 21, in exchange for the dismissal of a charge of distribution resulting in death. Defendant’s advisory sentencing guideline range was 15-21 months’ imprisonment; the district court granted the ...

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