Criminal Law keyed to Dripps
United States v. Ramirez
Ramirez, Ballan(Defendants), and sixteen others, were charged with conspiracy to import, receive, conceal, and transport marijuana in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 176a. The acts were alleged to have been committed during March 1970 to November 1970. Defendants were found guilty and sentenced on June 20, 1972. Ramirez received a sentence of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine and Ballan received a sentence of five years in prison and a fine of $5,000. The sentences were imposed under § 176a, which was repealed May 1, 1971, by the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. Defendants appealed.
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