No. 08-2945.

580 F.3d 552 (2009)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. John Q. MONROE, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided September 1, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Christina E. Haselberger, Assistant U.S. Attorney (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Evansville, IN, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

James C. Mckinley, Attorney (argued), Indiana Federal Community Defenders, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before RIPPLE, MANION and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

RIPPLE, Circuit Judge.

John Q. Monroe pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than fifty grams of cocaine base. The district court accepted Mr. Monroe's plea. Applying a departure from the mandatory minimum sentence as permitted by U.S.S.G. § 5K1.1 and 18 U.S.C. § 3553, the court sentenced Mr. Monroe to 168 months' imprisonment. Mr. Monroe later filed a motion for a reduction in the length of his sentence under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c...


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