Conspiracy to distribute heroin

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether the evidence was sufficient to support the sentencing enhancements?  

Defendant was convicted of conspiracy to distribute a mixture containing heroin.  The government proved sentencing enhancements by a preponderance of the evidence.  The district court then varied downward from the advisory guidelines range and sentenced defendant to 158 months in prison, with 5 years supervised release.  On appeal, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals found sufficient evidence of a spatial and temporal relationship between the seized drugs and firearms, and, that defendant had been using a residence to manufacture and distribute drugs.  Hence, the sentencing enhancements were not erroneous.  Affirmed.

United States v. Brumley, 19-2144, per curiam.  Appealed from the United States District Court, District of Minnesota.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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