United States v. Monteiro, No. 15-2065 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed Defendant’s convictions on one count relating to a robbery and three counts relating to a subsequent drug conspiracy. The court also affirmed Defendant’s sentence of 250 months of imprisonment and eight years of supervised release. The court held (1) the drug charges and robbery charges were properly joined; (2) the evidence was sufficient to convict Defendant for possession with intent to distribute heroin; (3) the district court did not err by admitting evidence that Defendant viewed as inappropriately prejudicial; (4) any error on the part of the district court in limiting defense counsel’s attempt to question a defense witness on redirect was harmless; (5) the jury instructions on aiding and abetting were proper; and (6) the district court’s drug quantity determination and the two-level enhancement that the court applied for Defendant’s role as an organizer were not erroneous.