Defendant's ten-year mandatory-minimum sentence for possession with intent to distribute over fifty grams of cocaine base is affirmed, where the sentence did not amount to cruel and unusual punishment, because the case did not present an extreme disparity between the sentence imposed and the crime committed.
Submitted: April 21, 2009
Decided and Filed: July 7, 2009
Opinion by Judge Moore
Jennifer L. McManus, Assistant United States Attorney, Grand Rapids, MI