No. 08-4021.

591 F.3d 582 (2010)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Kevin M. COOPER, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 11, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

George A. Norwood, Attorney (argued), Office of the United States Attorney, Benton, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Matthew M. Killen, G. David Mathues, Attorney (argued), Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL, Kevin M. Cooper, Oklahoma City, OK, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and POSNER and WOOD, Circuit Judges.

WOOD, Circuit Judge.

Kevin Cooper was a heroin dealer who operated out of the Centralia area in southern Illinois. Eventually the police caught up with him, and he was charged and convicted of conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846. On appeal, he challenges both his conviction and his sentence. He asserts that he is entitled to a new trial because of the way that the district...

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