Category Archives: Drug Crimes
Virginia Police Arrest 2 For Drug Crimes At Car Wash
Virginia police arrested two people for drug crimes and weapon offenses at a car wash, according to an article by WYMT. One person involved is a 54-year-old man from North Carolina. The other person involved is a 54-year-old woman from Ohio. When local police arrested these individuals, they also seized: Four ounces of methamphetamine… Read More »
Virginia Man Sentenced For Federal Drug/Weapon Crime
A Virginia man received a 12-year prison sentence for committing a federal drug/weapon crime, according to an article by WDBJ. Official reports indicate that the Virginia man attempted to sell drugs illegally to a 16-year-old male. But as the transaction played out, the Virginia man ended up shooting and killing the prospective buyer, claiming… Read More »
How Does Virginia Classify Substances For Drug Crimes?
Drug crimes under Virginia law are not created as equals. Depending on the type of drug in question — referred to legally as controlled substances — charges for possession or distribution crimes can vary wildly. The penalties for drug crimes involving more dangerous substances like heroin or cocaine are more severe than offenses involving… Read More »
Virginia Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Possession & Use
As of July 1, 2021, it is no longer a drug crime to possess or use marijuana recreationally in the Commonwealth of Virginia, subject to specific limitations. When Senate Bill 1406 became law, it also created the Cannabis Control Act to regulate the possession and use of marijuana by adults who are at least… Read More »
Virginia Police Complete Investigation Into Drug Crimes
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (“LCSO”) announced the conclusion of a three-year investigation into various drug crimes, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. In collaboration with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia (“EDVA”), the LCSO effectuated the largest seizure of illegal drugs… Read More »
Why Does Virginia Have Special Rules For Meth Drug Crimes?
Within the umbrella of drug crimes under Virginia law, there are special rules for offenses involving methamphetamine. Commonly referred to as meth, this controlled substance presents a unique danger. Outside of the health risks of using meth, this substance is also difficult to manufacture and produces many toxic fumes. Consequently, Virginia law establishes separate… Read More »
Examining the Virginia Schedules for Illegal Drugs & Other Substances
The Commonwealth of Virginia employs strict laws against, and stringent penalties for, various drug crimes. Any person who possesses or distributes illegal drugs — referred to legally as controlled substances — can face jail or prison time and steep fines. In many cases, the corresponding punishment for a drug crime can change based on… Read More »
Virginia Police Seize Massive Amount of Meth & Arrest Three
Virginia law enforcement seized more than 40 pounds of meth and arrested three people for various drug crimes, according to an article by The News Virginian. The Waynesboro Police Department collaborated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to execute the seizure and arrests. The law enforcement officers involved apparently used cutting-edge techniques to… Read More »
Can First-Time Drug Offenders Get a Reduced Sentence in Virginia?
The Commonwealth of Virginia prohibits various types of drug crimes, including, but not limited to, possession and distribution offenses. Upon conviction for a drug crime in Virginia, the offender is subject to serious criminal penalties. Significant time in jail or prison and expensive fines are common penalties in this context. That being said, Virginia… Read More »
Overview of Marijuana Possession & Distribution Laws in Virginia
On July 1st of this year, several new laws adjusted Virginia laws governing the drug crimes of marijuana possession and distribution. Broadly speaking, Virginia decriminalized unlawful possession of marijuana, turning it into a civil offense without a jail sentence. Marijuana distribution laws saw several changes also, though it remains a criminal offense with the… Read More »