United States
v.
Phillips-Donovan

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISIONSep 14, 2015
Case No. 2:13-CR-12 (W.D. Mich. Sep. 14, 2015)

Case No. 2:13-CR-12

09-14-2015

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. TRISCHA MARIE PHILLIPS-DONOVAN, Defendant.


MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

Defendant Trischa Marie Phillips-Donovan has filed a motion for modification or reduction of sentence (ECF No. 63) pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3582(c)(2) on the basis of Amendment 782 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines, made retroactive by the Sentencing Commission.

Section 3582(c)(2) permits a court to reduce the term of imprisonment of a defendant who has been sentenced based on a sentencing range that has subsequently been lowered by the Sentencing Commission. 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2). Amendment 782 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines reduced by two levels the offense levels assigned to the quantities that trigger the statutory mandatory minimum penalties in U.S.S.G. §§ 2D1.1 and 2D1.11. These modifications were made retroactive effective November 1, 2014. U.S.S.G. § 1B1.10.

The Probation Department filed a sentence modification report on July 30, 2015 (ECF No. 75). In its report, the probation department recommended the defendant is eligible for reduction in sentence based on defendant currently being an inmate, USSG § 2D1.1 was used in the guideline calculations, and the guideline range applicable to the defendant subsequently has been lowered as a result of the retroactive amendment to the Sentencing Guidelines (782). A reduction of sentence is consistent with the policy statements of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. No objections to the sentence modification report have been filed.

NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant's motion for modification of sentence (ECF No. 63 ) pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(2) is GRANTED. Defendant Trischa Marie Phillips-Donovan's sentence shall be reduced to 39 months imprisonment, effective November 1, 2015. An order effectuating the sentence reduction shall issue forthwith. Dated: September 14, 2015

/s/ Robert Holmes Bell


ROBERT HOLMES BELL


UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE