MJ ACTION NO. 2:21-MJ-192
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER OF DETENTION PENDING TRIAL
A detention hearing has been held in accordance with the Bail Reform Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3142(f). The following requires detention of the defendant pending trial in this case:
(1) There is probable cause to believe the defendant committed an offense for which a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years or more is prescribed in 21 U.S.C. § 841(b)(1)(A); and
(2) The defendant has not rebutted the presumption that no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the appearance of the defendant as required and the safety of the community.
The evidence against the defendant meets the probable cause standard and the weight of the evidence is strong. The defendant has a criminal history which includes convictions for drug trafficking and human smuggling. The instant offense involves 72 kilograms of cocaine. The defendant's federal criminal history includes at least one revocation proceeding for non-compliance. Additionally, the defendant was just recently released from federal supervision in December 2020. The defendant is a poor candidate for bond and is ORDERED detained pending trial. The findings and conclusions contained in the Pretrial Services Report are adopted.
The defendant is committed to the custody of the United States Marshal or his designated representative for confinement in a corrections facility separate, to the extent practicable, from persons awaiting or serving sentences or being held in custody pending appeal. The defendant shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity for private consultation with defense counsel. On order of a court of the United States or on request of an attorney for the Government, the person in charge of the corrections facility shall deliver the defendant to the United States Marshal for the purpose of an appearance in connection with a court proceeding.
ORDERED this 23rd day of February 2021.
Jason B. Libby
United States Magistrate Judge