Notice: Eighth Circuit Rule 28a(k) Governs Citation of Unpublished Opinions and Provides That They Are Not Precedent and Generally Should Not Be Cited Unless Relevant to Establishing the Doctrines of Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel, the Law of the Case, or if the Opinion Has Persuasive Value on a Material Issue and No Published Opinion Would Serve As Well.united States of America, Appellee, v. Carlos Fuentez, Appellant, 124 F.3d 208 (8th Cir. 1997)Annotate this Case
Submitted: Sept. 17, 1997. Filed: Sept. 22, 1997
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Before WOLLMAN, LOKEN, and HANSEN, Circuit Judges.
In 1991, Carlos Fuentez was convicted of conspiring to distribute and possess cocaine and distributing cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841 and 846, and using and carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); Fuentez was sentenced to a total of 295 months' imprisonment. Upon Fuentez's 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion, the district court1 vacated his firearm conviction in light of Bailey v. United States, 116 S. Ct. 501, 506 (1995) (defining "use" prong of § 924(c) (1)). The court then resentenced Fuentez to 295 months' imprisonment and five years' supervised release, imposing a 2-level enhancement for possession of a firearm, see U.S. Sentencing Guidelines Manual § 2D1.1(b) (1) (add 2 levels if firearm involved).
Fuentez appeals, arguing that the district court lacked jurisdiction to resentence him on the unchallenged drug conviction; that the "sentencing package" concept does not apply to section 2255 proceedings; and that application of the firearm-possession enhancement violates double jeopardy and due process. Because Fuentez's arguments are foreclosed by United States v. Harrison, 113 F.3d 135, 137-38 (8th Cir. 1997), the judgment is affirmed.
The Honorable Jean C. Hamilton, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri