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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

In U.S. v. Tyrone Vaughn (ND Indd., CJ Miller), a 15-page opinion, Judge Rovner writes:

A jury convicted Tyrone Vaughn of possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); distribution of marijuana, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c); and possession of a firearm by a felon, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). On appeal, Vaughn contends that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He also contests the district court’s determination on sentencing of the amount of drugs he dealt, arguing that his own uncorroborated statement to police officers following his arrest is insufficient to establish the amount of drugs he bought and sold. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 3, 2009 10:48 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions