Defendant appealed after he pleaded guilty to a drug-conspiracy offense, for which the district court imposed a within-guidelines sentence. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court erred in determining the drug quantity attributable to Jones, in applying guidelines enhancements, and in imposing a substantively unreasonable sentence.
Where the undisputed facts established that more than 10 people were involved in a drug conspiracy over which defendant exercised decision-making authority and control over co-conspirators’ actions, the district court imposed a proper sentence.
Judgment is affirmed.
U.S. v. Jones (MLW No. 74025/Case No. 19-1487 – 3 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, per curiam) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas, Holmes, J.