United States v. Louis

861 F. 3d 1330 (2017)

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United States v. Louis

United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
861 F. 3d 1330 (2017)

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Facts

The federal government (plaintiff) prosecuted Terry Pierre Louis (defendant) for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A), and 846. The trial evidence established that federal agents watched an incoming ship dock and unload its cargo, which the agents suspected contained illegal drugs. docking and unloading. The shipowner directed the unloading, and ordered two large boxes to be taken from the ship and placed into the back seat of a car driven by Louis, the shipowner's employee. The shipowner walked next to the car as Louis drove slowly through the dockyard. When the car reached the dockyard gate, police vehicles turned on their lights and sirens, and blocked the exit. Louis got out of the car and started running. Police officers searched Louis's car and found that the two boxes contained 111 bricks of cocaine. The officers later arrested both Louis and the ship's owner. A jury convicted Louis, and he appealed to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Wilson, J.)

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