United States v. Rodriguez, No. 11-10171 (5th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty of possession with intent to distribute more than fifty grams of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine. Defendant appealed the determination that her offense involved the importation of methamphetamine and the amount of methamphetamine was greater than 1.5 kilograms. The court held that there was sufficient evidence to support the finding that defendant knew the drugs were imported where it was not clearly erroneous of the district court to infer from the the facts that defendant knew of the drugs' source in Mexico. The court also held that the district court did not clearly err in its determination that defendant was responsible for a total of 1.66 kilograms of methamphetamine because there was sufficient evidence on which to base its determinations of the quantity and purity of the methamphetamine mixture. Accordingly, the sentence was affirmed.