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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin-Career-Offender Determination-Below-Guidelines Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin. The district court sentenced defendant as a career offender to a below-guidelines sentence. On appeal, defendant challenged the imposition of a career-offender designation, arguing that his prior Iowa conviction for possession with intent to deliver was not a controlled-substance offense because the Iowa statute was divisible and ...

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