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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

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Virginia Police Complete Investigation Into Drug Crimes

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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 »

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Why Does Virginia Have Special Rules For Meth Drug Crimes?

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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 »

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Examining the Virginia Schedules for Illegal Drugs & Other Substances

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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 »

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Virginia Police Seize Massive Amount of Meth & Arrest Three

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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 »

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Can First-Time Drug Offenders Get a Reduced Sentence in Virginia?

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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 »

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Overview of Marijuana Possession & Distribution Laws in Virginia

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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 »

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What is the Difference Between Distributing Controlled Substances & Marijuana?

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The Virginia Criminal Code provides many laws against various drug crimes, and includes severe criminal penalties for violations. Within the domain of Virginia, it is unlawful to distribute controlled substances, such as heroin, opium, or cocaine. It is also illegal to distribute marijuana, outside of narrow exceptions. That being said, there are separate statutes… Read More »

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Virginia Man Arrested for Armed Robbery & Multiple Drug Crimes

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Virginia law enforcement arrested a man from Sterling on charges of multiple drug crimes and armed robbery, according to an article by the Loudoun Times-Mirror. This incident traces back to Friday, September 11th at approximately 8 p.m. Deputies of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of an armed robbery near the 46000… Read More »

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How Does Virginia Punish Drug Crimes Involving Minors?

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The Commonwealth of Virginia has laws against various drug crimes, such as possession or distribution. In the interest of protecting the health and safety of children, Virginia law has a separate categorization for certain drug crimes involving minors. As explained below, Virginia prohibits any person from advertising drug paraphernalia or distributing drugs to minors…. Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Regular, Counterfeit, & Imitation Controlled Substances in Virginia?

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Under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, it is a drug crime to possess or distribute illegal drugs, which are officially referred to as controlled substances. Any person who violates these requirements can face misdemeanor or felony charges. If convicted on these charges, there is a real possibility of jail confinement and criminal… Read More »

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