Conspiracy to Traffic in Marijuana

United States v. Danall Swinney, Western District of Kentucky. Client indicted as a member of a conspiracy to import, transport and distribute marijuana from Texas to Kentucky.  Got client released on his own recognizance after a contested detention hearing.  Client faced a 10 year mandatory minimum sentence.  Negotiated and obtained a plea agreement for client.  At sentencing, the United States demanded the client serve 30 months in federal prison.  We motioned the Court and argued for Booker variances and a downward departure.  Client received 3 years probation!