Federal sentencing in methamphetamine case

Sentence for possession of methamphetamine in federal court 

Where a defendant challenged the substantive reasonableness of his sentence in a methamphetamine case, the District Court expressly considered the defendant's difficult upbringing.  However, the District Court explained that his recent criminal history outweighed his mistreatment, so the decision to deny the request for a downward variance was not an abuse of discretion.  Judgment is affirmed.

United States v. Fitzpatrick, 18-3312, appealed from the Northern District of Iowa, Smith J.

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