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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Retesting of Drugs-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant entered a conditional guilty plea to aiding and abetting distribution of methamphetamine after the district court denied his motion for retesting of drug quality and quantity. On appeal, defendant challenged the denial of his motion and argued that the ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Retesting of Drugs-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant entered a conditional guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine. The district court had denied defendant’s motion for retesting of drug quality and quantity and approval of expenditures. On appeal, defendant argued that the district court erred in denying his ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Career Offender-Underlying Controlled Substance Offense

Defendant appealed from his classification by the district court as a career offender. Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of actual methamphetamine. The district court imposed a sentence under the advisory guidelines range. Defendant challenged the district court’s finding that his ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Below-Guidelines Sentence-Substantive Reasonableness of Sentence

After being released from prison, defendant launched a significant methamphetamine-trafficking operation. Defendant ultimately pleaded guilty to various drug and firearm offenses. The district court sentenced defendant to a below-guidelines range sentence. On appeal, defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Top of the Guidelines Range Sentence-Abuse of Discretion Standard

Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine. The district court found a guidelines range of 87 to 108 months’ imprisonment and sentenced defendant to imprisonment of 108 months, followed by five years of supervised release. ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Felon in Possession of Firearm-Leadership Role Sentencing Enhancement

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. The district court imposed a four-level, leadership-role sentencing enhancement. On appeal, defendant challenged the sentencing enhancement ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Motion in Limine-Evidence of Other Crimes

Defendant was charged with distribution of methamphetamine after he sold drugs to a confidential informant. Pre-trial, defendant moved to exclude the government’s proposed evidence of testimony from the CI’s initial contact that defendant dealt methamphetamine on more than one occasion. ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Criminal History Points-“Gathering Where Controlled Substances Are Unlawfully Used”

Defendant pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine. His presentence report assessed two criminal history points, one for a drug-paraphernalia conviction and one for a serious misdemeanor conviction for “gathering where controlled substances [are] unlawfully used.” The district court rejected defendant’s ...

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Criminal Law: Distribution of Methamphetamine-Career-Offender Designation-Reasonableness of Sentence

Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, waiving the right to appeal except as to ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims. Defendant was designated a career offender due to two prior felony drug convictions. Where defendant executed an enforceable ...

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