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.