Appeal from the United States District Court for
the Middle District of Tennessee at Nashville.
No. 3:11-cr-00012—Kevin H. Sharp, Chief District Judge.
Argued: October 19, 2016
Decided and Filed: January 26, 2017
Before: KEITH, BATCHELDER, and CLAY, Circuit Judges.
CLAY, Circuit Judge. Defendants Chris Young (“Young”), Demetrius Duncan
(“Duncan”), Alto Parnell (“Parnell’), and Brian Vance (“Vance”) (collectively, “Defendants”)
appeal their convictions and sentences (collectively, “judgments”) entered by the United States
District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee for conspiracy, inter alia, to distribute and
possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of cocaine
base. The district court sentenced Vance to 200-months’ imprisonment, and sentenced Young
and Parnell each to two concurrent terms of mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility
of parole, and Duncan to mandatory life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
For the reasons that follow, we AFFIRM the district court’s judgments for all four