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Court Affirms Filing of Section 851 Prior Felony Information

In United States v. Strong, No. 15-2992, the Court (Kearse, Lohier, and Droney) affirmed Strong’s conviction in a brief, per curiam opinion.  Strong was charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine base and heroin.  The government filed a 21 U.S.C. § 851 prior felony information that doubled the applicable mandatory minimum from 60 months to 120 months.  Strong did not object to the filing of the prior felony information.  He pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge and admitted the fact of his prior state felony conviction.