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‘Mid-Level’ Drug Dealer’s Sentence Reversed (access required)

A mid-level drug dealer who did not supervise others should not have received a three-level enhancement for a “leadership” role under USSG § 3B1.1(b); the enhancement constitutes plain error and the 4th Circuit vacates defendant’s 365-month sentence and remands for resentencing. Investigators in New Bern, N.C., determined that defendant was a mid-level drug trafficker, who supplied ...

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