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Enhancements based on prior arson and distribution convictions upheld (access required)

A defendant was properly subject to an enhanced sentence because his prior state conviction for distribution of crack cocaine qualified as a serious drug offense under the Armed Career Criminal Act, or ACCA, and a controlled substance offense under the Sentencing Guidelines and his prior state conviction for arson qualified as a violent felony under ...