United States v. Coleman, No. 15-2302 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base. The district court imposed a total prison sentence of forty-six months, at the lower end of the United States Sentencing Guidelines imprisonment range. Defendant appealed, challenging the district court’s application of a two-level enhancement for possession of a dangerous weapon and the substantive reasonableness of his sentence. The Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed, holding (1) the district court did not clearly err by applying the two-level enhancement for the possession of a dangerous weapon, and therefore, Defendant’s guideline sentencing range was properly calculated; and (2) Defendant’s sentence was substantively reasonable.