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Defendant's drug and firearm possession convictions and sentence are affirmed where: 1) absent a display of a weapon or some other type of show of authority, defendant voluntarily consented to further questioning by the officer who stopped her vehicle; 2) sufficient evidence supported defendant's conviction for possessing a firearm in furtherance of her methamphetamine trafficking; and 3) the most natural reading of 18 U.S.C. section 924(c) was that its prefatory clause referred only to a minimum sentence provided by section 924(c) or any other statutory provision that proscribed the conduct set forth in section 924(c).
Filed December 29, 2009
Opinion by Judge Tacha
Ronald G. Pretty, Cheyenne, WY