United States v. Druger, No. 18-1381 (8th Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (count 5) and possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine (count 7). The court affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for acquittal and held that a jury could find beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant possessed firearms in furtherance of a drug crime and therefore the evidence was sufficient to convict of count 5. The court also held that the evidence was sufficient to convict defendant of count 7 where a reasonable jury could have found beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant was guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.