7th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States of America v. Ronald Tingle
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, New Albany Division. Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
Criminal. Affirms Ronald Tingle’s convictions of possessing and distributing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Finds a DEA agent had the requisite qualifications to testify as an expert. Also finds the agent’s testimony did not improperly opine on Tingle’s mental state. Finally, finds the district court did not err when it allowed the agent to testify, or when it denied Tingle’s motion to dismiss the charges and his motion for access to grand jury transcripts without a hearing.