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Criminal Law: Distribution of Heroin-Sufficiency of Evidence-Denial of Downward Variance

Defendant appealed from his sentence following his conviction for distribution of heroin, conspiracy, and aiding and abetting. Defendant challenged the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the jury verdict and argued that the district court erred in not granting him a downward variance during sentencing. Where the evidence allowed the jury to infer that defendant knew he ...