United States v. Horton, No. 18-11577 (5th Cir. 2020)Annotate this Case
Defendant-appellant Phillip Horton appealed his sentence imposed following his guilty plea conviction for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Horton argued the district court erred in assessing criminal history points, failing to adjust his sentence for time served on an undischarged state sentence, ordering the instant sentence to run consecutively to anticipated state sentences, and failing to adequately explain its decision to impose the sentence. After review, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found no abuse of the district court's discretion in arriving at Horton's sentence, and affirmed it.