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US v. Slade, 08-4932

Sentence for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of cocaine base and five kilograms or more of cocaine in violation 21 U.S.C. section 846 (2006) is reversed where the District Court improperly imposed a leadership sentencing enhancement where the defendant was a mid-level drug dealer who did not supervise others, and this mistake constituted plain error.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 01/27/2011
  • Published 01/27/2011

Judges

  • GREGORY

Court

  • United States Fourth Circuit

Counsel