Drug offense sentence appeal

Partial appeal waiver in below guidelines sentence for drug offense 

Defendant appealed the below guidelines sentence imposed after defendant pleaded guilty to a drug offense pursuant to a plea agreement containing a partial appeal waiver.

Where defendant’s appellate argument challenged an essential element of the offense of conviction, defendant’s appeal fell within the scope of the appeal waiver.¬† Judgment affirmed.

United States v. Wadden, 18-3340, appealed from the Southern District of Iowa, per curiam.

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