United States v. Morgan, No. 16-30591 (5th Cir. 2017)Annotate this Case
The Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of a sentence reduction after defendant was convicted of conspiring to import more than 500 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. In this case, defendant was responsible for more than 500 kilograms of cocaine; after Amendment 505 of the Sentencing Guidelines, his base-offense level was 38; and Amendment 782 left his base offense at 38. Therefore, Amendment 782 did not have the effect of lowering his applicable guideline range.