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Conviction for drug crimes is affirmed where: 1) defendant waived his right to challenge the district court's actions with respect to a juror question concerning juror's experience with drug users; 2) defendant's Batson challenge is rejected as the government provided race neutral reasons for its strikes; and 3) the evidence was sufficient to support defendant's conviction.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
Submitted: June 12, 2009
Filed: August 5, 2009
Before MURPHY, SMITH, and SHEPHERD, Circuit Judges.
Opinion by MURPHY, Circuit Judge.