USA v. Marcos Martinez-Uriote
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [16-11003 Affirmed ] Judge: CES , Judge: EGJ , Judge: EHJ Mandate pull date is 04/20/2017 for Appellant Marcos Antonio Martinez-Uriote [16-11003]
Date Filed: 03/30/2017
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
United States Court of Appeals
March 30, 2017
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
MARCOS ANTONIO MARTINEZ-URIOTE,
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Texas
USDC No. 5:15-CR-103-1
Before STEWART, Chief Judge, and JOLLY and JONES, Circuit Judges.
PER CURIAM: *
Marcos Antonio Martinez-Uriote was sentenced to a within-guidelines
term of imprisonment following his plea of guilty to one count of possession
with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and aiding
and abetting. Martinez-Uriote now appeals, contending that the district court
erred by finding that the offense “involved the importation of amphetamine or
methamphetamine” for the purposes of applying a two-level enhancement to
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH
CIR. R. 47.5.4.
Date Filed: 03/30/2017
his offense level pursuant to U.S.S.G. § 2D1.1(b)(5) because there was
insufficient evidence that he possessed imported methamphetamine.
review the district court’s factual determination that Martinez-Uriote’s offense
involved the importation of methamphetamine for clear error. See United
States v. Serfass, 684 F.3d 548, 550, 553-54 (5th Cir. 2012).
“[D]istribution (or possession with intent to distribute) of imported
methamphetamine, even without more, may subject a defendant to the
§ 2D1.1(b)(5) enhancement.” United States v. Foulks, 747 F.3d 914, 915 (5th
Cir. 2014). Considering the record as a whole, the district court plausibly
inferred that the methamphetamine Martinez-Uriote possessed with intent to
distribute had been imported from Mexico. See Serfass, 684 F.3d at 550; see
also United States v. Castillo-Curiel, 579 F. App’x 239, 239 (5th Cir. 2014).
Accordingly, the district court did not clearly err by applying the § 2D1.1(b)(5)
enhancement. See Foulks, 747 F.3d at 915.
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