United States v. Green, No. 11-2157 (1st Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
A jury convicted Defendant of participating in an oxycodone distribution conspiracy, and he received a sentence of 210 months. On appeal, Defendant raised several challenges to his conviction and sentence, the most important of which was that the district court erred in refusing to suppress evidence that Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents obtained from Defendant's cellular telephone, without a warrant, two weeks after they seized the phone. The First Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, holding (1) any error on the suppression issue was harmless, and therefore the Court did not need to address whether the agents' activity was lawful under the Fourth Amendment; and (2) Green's other claims also lacked merit.