United States v. Arias, No. 15-1946 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute heroin. The district court sentenced Defendant to a term of imprisonment of sixty-six months. Defendant appealed, raising several allegations of error. The First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not err in its pretrial rulings; (2) the district court did not err in its rulings made during trial; and (3) Defendant’s challenge to his sentence failed because the district court’s findings justified its determination that Defendant was responsible for conspiring to distribute between 400 and 700 grams of heroin.