Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced to life in prison. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence.
Where the district court sufficiently considered the statutory sentencing factors and did not rely on an improper factor or make a clear error of judgment, its sentence was substantively reasonable.
Judgment is affirmed.
U.S. v. Valencia ((MLW No. 73422/Case No. 18-2937 – 2 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, Reade, J.