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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

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Virginia Drug Crimes: Common Nuisances & Fortified Drug Houses

By Simms Showers LLP |

When discussing drug crimes under Virginia law, the conversation tends to revolve around possession, distribution, or trafficking. These crimes typically make the news headlines and, thus, dominate much of the attention. But the Virginia laws against various drug crimes go far beyond possession, distribution, or trafficking offenses. For example, it is a Virginia drug… Read More »

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What Is A Conspiracy Drug Crime Under Virginia Law?

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In the context of Virginia drug crimes, conspiracy offenses represent a somewhat unique approach. For this offense to apply, the perpetrator must conspire with at least one other person to commit — or attempt to commit — a drug crime in violation of Virginia law. The punishment for conspiracy drug crimes is linked directly… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Define & Punish Cocaine Drug Crimes?

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Despite laws against and penalties for cocaine drug crimes under the Virginia Criminal Code, this substance features prominently in news across the commonwealth. Although there are narrow exceptions, Virginia largely prohibits the possession or distribution of cocaine. Any person who violates these Virginia laws can face serious consequences, such as prison time, criminal fines,… Read More »

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Virginia Man Arrested For Heroin & Meth Drug Crimes

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A 39-year-old Virginia man faces charges for heroin and methamphetamine drug crimes after leading police on a 21-mile chase, according to an article by CBS affiliate WDBJ. This incident occurred in the late evening of Wednesday, March 23. That is when police officers attempted to execute a traffic stop. But the Virginia man allegedly… Read More »

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Analysis Of Virginia Controlled Substance Schedules For Drug Crimes

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Within the domain of drug crimes under the Virginia Criminal Code, it is vital to evaluate the type of controlled substance at issue. In that vein, Virginia divides illegal drugs and other controlled substances into schedules, largely based on likelihood of abuse and potential medical use. Generally speaking, the most dangerous substances appear in… Read More »

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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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