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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

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Virginia Woman Sentenced for Distributing Deadly Heroin

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A Virginia woman received a 30-year prison sentence for various drug crimes, including distribution of deadly heroin, according to an article by CBS affiliate WTKR. In terms of background, this 43-year-old woman operated as a heroin dealer out of her home on Southside Road in the Oceanfront area. Facts introduced at trial indicated that… Read More »

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Virginia Police Arrest Hopewell Man for Cocaine & Firearm Crimes

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Virginia police officers arrested and charged a 23-year-old man from Hopewell for drug crimes and weapon offenses, according to an article by NBC affiliate WWBT. In making this arrest, police seized cocaine and various other contraband from the Hopewell man’s possession. In terms of background, police officers executed a residential search warrant on Friday… Read More »

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Possession & Distribution of Medical Marijuana in Virginia

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In most situations, it is illegal to possess or distribute marijuana in Virginia. As with other illegal drugs classified as controlled substances, there are severe criminal penalties for possession and distribution of marijuana. On the other hand, it is possible for certain people to possess and use marijuana for medical purposes. Accordingly, it is… Read More »

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Virginia Man Faces Charges for Drug Crimes & Weapon Offense

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Local and state authorities arrested a 34-year-old man from Martinsville, Virginia, for two drug crimes and a weapon offense, reported the Martinsville Bulletin. On Wednesday, January 30th, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police searched the man’s home for illegal drugs and firearms. The search turned up a firearm and large… Read More »

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Virginia State Laws Against Illegal Drug Dealing

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The term illegal drug dealer tends to have a specific characterization in popular culture. The Hollywood depiction of drug dealers committing drug crimes traditionally revolves around violence, opulence, and rooms full of dirty cash. While movies and TV shows focus on these kingpins of the illegal drug trade, the legal definition of drug dealing… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Classify Illegal Drugs?

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Virginia laws against and penalties for drug crimes can vary based on the type of drug in question. Referred to legally as controlled substances, illegal drugs are divided into different schedules in Virginia. Each schedule has a specific purpose as well as a list of included substances. Although there are six schedules, most controlled… Read More »

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Marijuana Laws in Virginia

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Marijuana laws are changing quickly throughout the country. It is important to stay up to date on the laws in your area so you know how to avoid legal trouble. Marijuana is illegal for the most part in Virginia, but as you will see, the laws are much more complicated than that. The laws… Read More »

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4 Deadly New Street Drugs that are Gaining Popularity Nationwide

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In 1960, there were only a small handful of widely used street drugs. Marijuana, cocaine, psychedelic mushrooms, and LSD were the most reported. However, fast-forward just 56 years and the landscape of illicit drugs becomes far more diverse. Here are just six of the most recent additions to the ever-changing street drug market. Spice/K-2… Read More »

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Marijuana Still Illegal in Virginia Despite Legalization in Border States

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With many states passing marijuana legalization or decriminalization statutes, travelers are becoming necessarily concerned about what will happen when they make trips to other states. Will my prescription be valid on vacation? Will I be arrested if caught with my marijuana while just passing through another state between two states that allow it? What… Read More »

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Constructive Possession of Marijuana in Virginia

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Recently a wide number of states have legalized the possession of marijuana. However it is still illegal to possess any amount of marijuana in Virginia. The possession of marijuana in small quantities is a misdemeanor. An individual may also be charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Half an ounce to 5 lbs…. Read More »

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