United States v. Cooper, No. 20-1053 (8th Cir. 2021)Annotate this Case
The Eighth Circuit affirmed defendant's conviction for distribution of a controlled substance resulting in serious bodily injury and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. The court concluded that the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's convictions; the district court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence of defendant's prior drug transactions under Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b); the district court committed harmless error by admitting evidence of a prior overdose resulting from his distribution; and the district court did not abuse its discretion by admitting evidence of his prior felony conviction for aggravated assault under Federal Rule of Evidence 609.