U.S. v. Dickerson

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Criminal Court
Case Number: 
No. 11-3285
Decision Date: 
January 23, 2013
Federal District: 
C.D. Ill
Defendant could properly be found guilty of possession of firearms in furtherance of drug distribution under 18 USC section 924(c), even though facts of case indicated that defendant exchanged drugs for firearms instead of cash. When defendant exchanged drugs for guns, he took possession of guns in way that furthered distribution of drugs. Fact that defendant did not come into possession of guns until after drugs had been distributed did not require different result.