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Criminal Law: Drug Conspiracy -Sufficiency of Evidence

Where a defendant challenged his conviction and sentence in a methamphetamine conspiracy, sufficient evidence showed that the defendant agreed to and intended to participate in his co-conspirator’s plan to possess the drug with intent to distribute from the quantity of the drug involved, the fact that they did not use the drug and prior conduct, and the judgment is affirmed over the defendant’s remaining evidentiary and instructional challenges, and the sentence was not substantively unreasonable.

Judgment is affirmed.

U.S. v. Shavers (MLW No. 74815/Case No. 18-2810 – 22 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Shepherd, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Kays, J. (John G. Gromowsky, Kansas City, Missouri, argued for appellant) (John Benton Hurst, Kansas City, Missouri, argued for appellee).