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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Sepulveda-Hernandez
Citation:752 F.3d 22 (1st Cir. 2014)
Tomas Sepulveda-Hernandez (Defendant) was a marijuana supplier to an open air drug market in Puerto Rico that was near a public basketball court. He was charged with drug distribution. At trial, the jury convicted him of the charged offenses. The district court elevated his offense level in light of the jury’s finding that the drug sales had occurred in close proximity to a youth center, which increased the length of his sentence. He appealed.
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