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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

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Virginia Man Receives 5-Year Sentence for Distributing Fatal Drugs

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On August 23rd, a Virginia man received a five-year prison sentence in connection with drug distribution that caused a woman’s death, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This case traces back to June 2015. That is when the Virginia man possessed and distributed 1,4-butanediol, which is an imitation version of Gamma Hydroxybutyric… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Address Methamphetamine Manufacturing?

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It is well documented that manufacturing methamphetamine (meth) is a dangerous and hazardous process. In order to produce this illegal drug, many toxic chemicals are required. Furthermore, the manufacturing process releases some of those toxic chemicals into the air, which presents a serious danger for anyone close to the scene. Recognizing this danger, the… Read More »

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The Safe Reporting of Overdoses in Virginia

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An overdose from alcohol, illegal drugs, or controlled substances (or any combination of those compounds) can be fatal. As a result, it is imperative for emergency medical personnel to treat the overdose quickly. Otherwise, there is a severe risk of harm, injury, or even death. Despite this clear danger, an unfortunate number of overdoses… Read More »

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Enhanced Virginia Protection Against Methamphetamine Production

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The Commonwealth of Virginia makes it is unlawful to possess or manufacture methamphetamine. The criminal penalties for possessing, manufacturing, or trafficking methamphetamine mirror the laws for other controlled substances, such as cocaine or heroin. Unlike other controlled substances, however, methamphetamine production poses a different level of risk to the general public. When a person… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Deal with Marijuana?

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Attitudes about marijuana are changing rapidly across the United States. Numerous states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Many other states enable people to use marijuana for medical purposes, including Virginia. Outside of the medical context, however, marijuana remains illegal in Virginia. Any person who possesses, distributes, or manufactures marijuana can face serious criminal… Read More »

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Three People Sentenced for Transporting and Distributing Heroin

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Three people received prison sentences for transporting and distributing heroin in Virginia, reported the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Law enforcement began investigating this illegal drug operation back in 2016. Over the course of approximately one year, the authorities observed numerous transactions. In total, the drug operation processed approximately 4.6 pounds of heroin. The street value of… Read More »

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Possession of Marijuana in Virginia

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Even though marijuana is now legal in many other states, possession remains illegal in the Commonwealth of Virginia. That being said, Virginia does employ a separate classification for marijuana, including exceptions for medical use and law enforcement purposes. The penalty structure for marijuana possession is relatively lax, at least as compared to other drug… Read More »

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Evaluating Heroin Crimes in Virginia

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The subject for discussion today involves an exploration of heroin crimes in Virginia. Heroin is a controlled substance in Virginia, regulated by a number of rules and regulations. Overall, anyone charged with possession or any other crime relating to heroin should reach out to an attorney in the area for help. Classification of Heroin… Read More »

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Drug Paraphernalia Laws in Virginia

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Drug paraphernalia refers to any equipment, product, or material that is designed for or used with illegal drugs. Such paraphernalia is illegal under Virginia law. Additionally, it is unlawful to sell or advertise drug paraphernalia in Virginia. Definition of Drug Paraphernalia The definition of drug paraphernalia appears under Code of Virginia Section 18.2-265.1. Under… Read More »

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Domestic Dispute Leads to Illegal Drug Charges for Virginia Man

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After initially responding to a domestic dispute, Stafford County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Dumfries, Virginia, for possession of illegal drugs and several other crimes, reported The Free Lance-Star. The deputies went to Paradise Court on Tuesday, August 7th at approximately 4:30 p.m. They were responding to a domestic violence incident and quickly… Read More »

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