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Criminal – Drug Trafficking – Crack Quantity – Collins Error – Sentencing (access required)

A drug defendant’s jury was not properly instructed that it had to determine the statutory threshold quantities of crack attributable to him, and under U.S. v. Collins, defendant’s 30-year sentence is vacated as he is only eligible for the 20-year statutory maximum on this count, the 4th Circuit says. The five defendants in these consolidated appeals ...

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