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Defendant's conviction for distributing crack cocaine is affirmed where: 1) considering the similarities between the crimes charged and the subsequent-acts evidence introduced by the government, the mere passage of four years' time between the events did not render the evidence irrelevant to show knowledge or intent; and 2) the evidence rationally supported an inference that defendant sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant in violation of 21 U.S.C. sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).
Submitted: September 21, 2009
Filed: January 29, 2010
Opinion by Judge Hansen