United States v. Sanchez-Leon, No. 13-1401 (10th Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA") officers searched defendant Sanchez-Leon's home, discovering methamphetamine, firearms, and cash. A federal grand jury charged Sanchez-Leon with violating various federal drug laws. On the first day of trial, he changed his plea to guilty. He later moved to withdraw his guilty plea, which the district court denied. The district court sentenced him to 295 months in prison. Sanchez-Leon appealed the district court's denial of his motion to withdraw his guilty plea as not entered knowingly or voluntarily. He also appealed his sentence as both procedurally and substantively unreasonable. Finding no reversible error, the Tenth Circuit affirmed the district court's decisions and defendant's sentence.