No. 97-2099.

158 F.3d 18 (1998)

UNITED STATES, Appellee, v. Fidel A. MORILLO, Defendant, Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided October 13, 1998.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Edgardo Rodríguez-Quilichini, Assistant Federal Public Defender, with whom Joseph C. Laws, Jr., Federal Public Defender, was on brief, for appellant.

Desirée Laborde-Sanfiorenzo, Assistant United States Attorney, with whom Guillermo Gil, United States Attorney, José A. QuilesEspinosa, Senior Litigation Counsel, and Camille Vélez-Rivé, Assistant United States Attorney, were on brief, for appellee.

Before BOUDIN, Circuit Judge, SCHWARZER, Senior District Judge, and SARIS, District Judge.

SARIS, District Judge.

Appellant Fidel Morillo was arrested along with five others in connection with the seizure of three kilos of cocaine from drug couriers in the San Juan, Puerto Rico airport. At trial, the government contended that Morillo's role in the conspiracy was to allow his alleged co-conspirators to use his apartment as the operational center of the drug conspiracy. A jury convicted Morillo of conspiracy in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846 but found...

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