Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Michigan at Grand Rapids.
No. 1:19-cr-00053-1—Paul Lewis Maloney, District Judge.
Decided and Filed: December 9, 2020
Before: BATCHELDER, WHITE and BUSH, Circuit Judges.
JOHN K. BUSH, Circuit Judge. Shauntae Hill appeals his 144-month prison sentence,
imposed after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or
more of methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(A)(viii). Hill argues
that the district court erred in two ways. First, Hill contends that he should not have been
classified as a career offender at sentencing because his past Michigan convictions do not qualify
as controlled substance offenses under USSG § 4B1.1. Second, Hill argues that he should have
been given an offense-level reduction for being a minor participant under USSG § 3B1.2. For
the following reasons, we AFFIRM Hill’s sentence.