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US v. CONTRERAS, 00-2229

Evidence fails to support conviction for conspiracy to distribute narcotics under 21 USC 846 where government fails to show, either through direct or circumstantial evidence, that defendant engaged in prolonged cooperation with others, or that others had a stake in defendant's drug sales.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/25/2001
  • Published 04/25/2001


  • ILANA DIAMOND ROVNER, Circuit Judge., Before ROVNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Seventh Circuit


  • For Appellees:
  • Clarence Butler (argued), Office of the U.S. Atty., Dyer, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee., John Maksimovich (argued), Highland, IN, for Defendant-Appellant.
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