|UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,|
|RODNEY HADEN SWINDELL,|
Defendant's presentence report listed prior convictions for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and unlawful delivery of a controlled drug. The district court treated these three offenses as "serious drug offense[s]" within the meaning of the ACCA.
One of the convictions, however, did not so qualify. Under the ACCA a drug conviction must be punishable by 10 years or more in prison to qualify as a "serious drug offense," 18 U.S.C. § 924(e)(2)(A); and Defendant's 1976 federal conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana was punishable by a maximum of five years in prison at the time. In its answer brief the government concedes that Defendant's prior conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana was not a "serious drug offense," and that the sentence is therefore incorrect.
We VACATE Defendant's sentence and REMAND for resentencing.
ENTERED FOR THE COURT
Harris L Hartz
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