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Tag Archives: Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

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 ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin-Plea Agreement-Due Process

Defendant appealed the sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty, pursuant to a written plea agreement, to conspiring to distribute heroin. On appeal, defendant argued that his due process rights were violated at sentencing. Where the district court relied upon the ...

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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin-Motion to Suppress-Probable Cause

  Defendant appealed the denial of his motion to suppress evidence seized pursuant to a search warrant. The warrant was issued after investigators witnessed defendant engaged in what they believed were heroin transactions. Defendant argued that the warrant was unsupported ...

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