United States v. McGee, No. 12-4664 (4th Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
Defendant, convicted of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, appealed the district court's denial of his motion to suppress the drugs seized during a traffic stop, as well as his sentence. The district court did not clearly err in denying the motion to suppress when the district court concluded that the arresting officer's testimony was credible and that he had probable cause to believe the driver had committed a traffic violation by not having an operational brake light. Finally, the court concluded that defendant's sentence was procedurally reasonable where the district court concluded that the seizure of cash from defendant occurring two weeks before his arrest arose from relevant conduct to the offense of conviction and where the district court did not err in failing to impose an individualized sentence. Accordingly, the court affirmed the conviction and sentence.