Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio at Akron.
Nos. 5:18-cr-00339-1; 5-14-cr-00442-1—Sara E. Lioi, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: October 18, 2021
Before: BATCHELDER, LARSEN, and READLER, Circuit Judges.
CHAD A. READLER, Circuit Judge. During an unannounced visit to Jaquar Latimer’s
residence, parole officers observed a pistol sitting in plain view on a loveseat. A search of the
home unearthed two other firearms and nearly a dozen grams of cocaine.
Following his ensuing conviction for possessing drugs and firearms, Latimer was
sentenced to 175 months in prison coupled with a consecutive 24-month sentence for supervised-release violations largely premised on the underlying drugs and firearms offenses. On appeal,
Latimer contends that the government failed to show that Latimer possessed the contraband
found at his residence. Because more than ample evidence connected Latimer to those items, we