From Bale to Bail

February 13, 2014

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XX Trial
  • 110XX(A) Preliminary Proceedings
  • 110k622 Joint or Separate Trials of Codefendants
  • 110k622.7 Grounds for Severance or Joinder
  • 110k622.7(4) k. Conspiracy Cases.

110 Criminal LawAs to defendant who was observed carrying bale of marijuana into camper and defendants observed inside camper surrounded by more bales, evidence was sufficient to support conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and therefore, district court was correct in admitting coconspirator’s statements against them and in denying their motion to sever.

United States v. Mesa, 660 F.2d 1070 (5th Cir. 1981)