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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

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Analyzing Cannabis Drug Crimes Under Virginia Law

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Even though Virginia legalized cannabis for recreational possession and use in 2021, it is still possible to face charges for cannabis drug crimes. For example, there is a penalty for exceeding the legal limits for possession and use under Virginia law. Furthermore, the distribution of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to distribute… Read More »

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12 Alleged Gang Members Charged In Virginia For Various Drug Crimes

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According to a press release from the Department of Justice, a federal grand jury returned charges in Virginia for various drug crimes and other offenses against 12 alleged gang members. Court documents indicated that these alleged gang members conspired to commit numerous federal crimes, starting in 2017 and continuing onward. Of particular note, the… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest Two In Roanoke For Various Drug Crimes

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Virginia law enforcement officers arrested two people for allegedly committing drug crimes and other offenses at a home in northwest Roanoke, according to an article by WSLS. Law enforcement responded to multiple complaints from residents about potential drug activity. Law enforcement then obtained a search warrant for a home in the 2100 block of… Read More »

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Breaking Down Three Virginia Drug Crimes Involving Meth

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Within the domain of drug crimes under Virginia law, there are distinct provisions in place for offenses involving meth. This reality is partially due to the dangerousness of the manufacturing process for this substance. Meth possession drug crimes follow the same approach as other controlled substances. But for meth distribution or manufacturing drug crimes,… Read More »

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Is There a Difference Between Drug Distribution & Trafficking of Schedule I/II Drugs in Virginia?

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Distribution and trafficking are two drug crimes prohibited within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although these offenses may sound similar, there are separate definitions of and penalty structures for each. Substances in Schedule I/II are the categorized as the most dangerous and addictive drugs available. These controlled substances include, but are not limited to, heroin,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crimes

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A Virginia man pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges for drug crimes involving fentanyl that resulted in a death by overdose, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. According to court records, the Virginia man distributed fentanyl to an intermediary on October 7, 2019. The intermediary supplied the fentanyl to the buyer. Then… Read More »

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Police Officer Arrested for Drug Crimes in Virginia Beach

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After a lengthy investigation, the Virginia Beach Police Department arrested one of its officers for a drug crime, according to an article by The Virginian-Pilot. The officer in question faces six counts of unlawful possession of a Schedule III controlled substance. According to official reports, the drug crimes in question happened from June 2019… Read More »

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Virginia Grand Jury Indicts 25 People on 71 Charges for Drug Crimes

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A Virginia grand jury in Campbell County recently indicted 25 people on 71 charges for various drug crimes, according to an article by CBS affiliate WDBJ. These indictments followed a long-term police investigation by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Central Virginia Drug Task Force. Most of the indicted individuals are… Read More »

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Virginia Ends Driver’s License Suspension for Drug Crimes

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Under the terms of a newly signed law, Virginia will no longer suspend the driver’s license of certain people convicted of drug crimes, according to an article by The Washington Post. Before this new law became effective, Virginia featured relatively harsh policies for driver’s license suspension for nonpayment of certain fees. Officially referred to… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest 5 People in Connection with Heroin Distribution

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The Greene County Sheriff’s Office arrested five individuals for various Virginia drug crimes in connection with distributing heroin, according to an article by NBC affiliate WVIR. These arrests and charges came in the wake of a search warrant, executed by sheriff’s deputies in Stanardsville on May 4th. In the process, the deputies arrested five… Read More »

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