U.S. v. Moreland

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Case Number: 
Nos. 11-2546 et al. Cons.
Decision Date: 
December 3, 2012
Federal District: 
S.D. Ind., Terre Haute Div.
Record contained sufficient evidence to support convictions for two of several defendants charged in conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana. While both defendants argued that limited amount of drugs that they purchased for resale or for personal consumption was too small to establish that their drug supplier knew that defendants would be re-selling drugs on behalf of conspiracy, record showed that both defendants requested that his supplier provide wholesale quanties of methamphetamine on credit, which was sufficient to establish criminal conspiracy. Dist. Ct. also did not err in excusing prior to voir dire prospective jurors who expressed time hardships to serving on jury; prospective jurors were told that trial might last five weeks, and defendants failed to establish any systematic exclusion of definable element of society.