293 F.3d 703 (2001)
On review, the court found that there was more than sufficient evidence presented at the bench trial to support the district court's finding that defendant possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Defendant had 19 hits of crack on his person, and he had not challenged his conviction for possession with the intent to distribute.
- In finding a nexus between the drug trafficking activity and defendant's simultaneous possession of a semiautomatic pistol, the district court stressed that defendant would not be waving a heavy duty nine millimeter firearm unless it was for the purpose of protecting something of value, and the only thing of value defendant had on him was the crack.
- Furthermore, defendant's weapon was fully loaded and immediately accessible to him as he ran down the street holding it.
- Moreover, the gun was discovered at night under circumstances indicating that defendant was involved in drug trafficking.
- The police found him with individually packaged hits of crack, and he had called 911 in a cocaine-induced paranoia.
Defendant's conviction was affirmed.
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