United States v. Murchison, No. 16-1251 (1st Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court sentencing Defendant to concurrent prison terms of 108 months for his convictions for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute twenty-eight grams or more of mixtures containing cocaine and cocaine base and for possessing with intent to distribute a substance containing bk-MDEA, or ethylene. The court held (1) the district court did not err when it refused to strike from the presentence investigation report paragraphs ten and eighty-three, which referenced information given by a cooperating source who claimed Defendant also was involved in purchasing firearms; and (2) the sentence imposed was reasonable.
The court issued a subsequent related opinion or order on August 2, 2017.