United States v. Rosario-Rivera, No. 10-1969 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendants were convicted conspiracy to distribute narcotics and possession with intent to distribute narcotics as a result of their participation in a drug point that operated within a public housing project in Guayama, Puerto Rico. The First Circuit vacated two counts of conviction, but otherwise affirmed. The district court lacked jurisdiction over a defendant who was a juvenile during much of the conspiracy, with respect to two of the substantive drug counts of which he was convicted. The court rejected challenges to the sufficiency of the evidence, evidentiary rulings, jury instructions, and sentences, which were within guidelines.