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Court Rejects ‘Drug Trafficking’ Enhancement (access required)

A defendant convicted of illegal reentry into the U.S. after removal for conviction of an aggravated felony will not be subjected to a 16-level enhancement under the federal sentencing guidelines for a “drug trafficking offense”; the Alexandria U.S. District Court says a conviction of possession of a controlled substance qualifies as a “drug trafficking offense” ...

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