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Drug Sentence Based on Informant Hearsay Upheld (access required)

A sentencing court could attribute 321 grams of crack cocaine to defendant, based on testimony by a sheriff’s deputy about a federal agent’s telephone interviews with two paid informants who described drug buys from defendant in order to work off their own criminal charges; the 4th Circuit upholds defendant’s sentence of 135 months on drug ...