Defendant's drug possession sentence is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in imposing an obstruction of justice enhancement because defendant failed to appear at his arraignment hearing; and 2) the district court did not plainly err in concluding that defendant's acceptance of responsibility, which did not occur until after he was re-arrested for another crime, was insufficiently timely to warrant a reduction for acceptance of responsibility.
Argued September 18, 2009
Decided November 10, 2009
Opinion by Judge Brown
Joseph R. Conte, Washington, DC
April E. Fearnley, Roy W. McLeese, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, Washington, DC