Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Kentucky at Lexington.
No. 5:18-cr-00144-4—Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: June 12, 2020
Before: GILMAN, KETHLEDGE, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.
RONALD LEE GILMAN, Circuit Judge. Norman David West pleaded guilty to
knowingly and intentionally distributing methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C.
§ 841(a)(1). At West’s sentencing hearing, the district court imposed a sentence of 40 months’
West now appeals his sentence. He argues that the district court incorrectly applied the
two-level enhancement under United States Sentencing Guidelines (U.S.S.G.) § 2D1.1(b)(1) for
the possession of a firearm during a drug-related offense. West also contends that the 40-month
sentence was unreasonable under the factors enumerated in 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a). For the reasons
set forth below, we AFFIRM the judgment of the district court.