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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

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Virginia General Assembly Passes Competing Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana

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Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly approved bills to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana, according to an article by NBC affiliate WCYB. If these measures become law, possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana would not result in charges for a drug crime. On Monday, February 10th, the Virginia House passed HB… Read More »

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Virginia Woman Arrested in Sterling for Various Drug Crimes

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged a woman from Sterling, Virginia, for various drug crimes, including possession and intent to distribute, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. On January 17th at approximately 4 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of loitering in a restaurant parking lot near the 45900 block of… Read More »

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Do the Virginia Penalties for Drug Crimes Include Driver’s License Forfeiture?

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Any person who commits a drug crime in the Commonwealth of Virginia can be subject to a variety of criminal penalties. Whether the underlying crime was a misdemeanor or felony, there is a real possibility of jail time and steep fines. Moreover, Virginia law imposes the requirement of driver’s license forfeiture for certain types… Read More »

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What are the Virginia Laws Against Selling Drug Paraphernalia?

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In addition to laws against possessing or distributing illegal drugs, the Commonwealth of Virginia also outlaws the sale of drug-related equipment. Referred to legally as drug paraphernalia, this term includes various types of devices and equipment that are used primarily to consume illegal drugs. What Constitutes Drug Paraphernalia in Virginia? Under Code of Virginia… Read More »

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Virginia Laws Regulating the Sale & Distribution of Dextromethorphan

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has laws against many drug crimes, regulating the sale, distribution, and possession of various substances. One of those substances is dextromethorphan, which is an active ingredient in numerous cough medicines. Dextromethorphan usually functions as a cough suppressant, delivering sedative, dissociative, and stimulant effects. High doses of dextromethorphan can cause harmful… Read More »

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Halloween Performer Charged with Possession of Marijuana in Purcellville

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A performer from Maryland was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana at a Halloween block party in Purcellville, Virginia, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. In addition to the drug crime charges, this Halloween performer also faces a driving charge. This incident occurred on October 26th at approximately 6 p.m. Near… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Penalize Drug Dealing on Public Property?

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In the interest of public health and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia treats all drug crimes with the utmost seriousness. In addition to the standard laws against drug possession or distribution, Virginia also features distinct regulations for certain drug crimes committed on or around public property. What are the Virginia Laws Against Drug Dealing… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Law Address Medical Marijuana?

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In the interest of public health and safety, the Commonwealth of Virginia has strict laws against and penalties for various drug crimes. Outside of specific medical exceptions, it is unlawful to possess or distribute illegal drugs, including marijuana. More specifically, Code of Virginia Section 18.2-250.1 makes it illegal to possess marijuana or other forms… Read More »

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What is the First Offender Program for Virginia Drug Crimes?

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There are strict laws in the Commonwealth of Virginia against committing various drug crimes, such as the possession or distribution of controlled substances. In most circumstances, any person who commits a drug crime will likely face confinement and fines for their actions. But Virginia law also provides leniency for certain first offenders who do… Read More »

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Virginia Police Bust Meth Operation & Arrest 3 People

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The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office completed a long-running investigation by arresting three people for meth distribution and other drug crimes, according to an article by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. During a motel room search, law enforcement uncovered a significant amount of illegal drugs and numerous firearms. Law enforcement initiated the final steps of this drug… Read More »

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