Drug Possession Archives

How is possession different from intent to distribute charges?

Being charged with drug possession by itself is a serious enough of an offense. When accompanied by accusations that you intended to distribute it as well, though, it can make potential penalities far worse if you're convicted of such a crime. It's because of this that you may wonder what leads police to charge you with possession with an intent to distribute.

Guilty pleas are entered in Christiansburg fake prescription case

A federal judge accepted the guilty pleas of at least 10 different members of a Maryland Oxycodone drug ring on Friday, Feb. 9. They'd been accused of having passed falsified prescriptions at the Christiansburg Kroger store and other pharmacies throughout Lynchburg, Roanoke and Blacksburg.

Why and how are drugs being divided up into schedules?

When President Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) into law in 1970, it made it where what used to be in excess of 200 different drug laws were now combined under a single federal statute instead. The CSA is perhaps most well-known among law enforcement, prosecutors and judges for the way it classifies different types of drugs into five different categories, each of which is known as a "Schedule".

Virginia Techs student helps police catch a man for drugs

A senior at Virginia Tech went to use the men's restroom in the school's McComas Hall on Nov. 8, only to notice a hand holding a cell phone in a bejeweled cell phone case pointed up at him from beneath the divider separating the bathroom's stalls. The student initially reacted by knocking on the walls of the stall, and the individual's hand was withdrawn soon thereafter.

Why police assume that you had an intention to distribute a drug

Many people may think that in order to be charged with possession, a police officer must find a drug on your person. However, whether the item was inside your purse or luggage, clothing or in your hands, that's far from the case. An individual can actually be charged with drug possession even in cases in which a drug is simply relatively close to them, such as in their home or car.

A Virginia Tech linebacker is arraigned on drug charges

A 19-year-old linebacker for Virginia Tech was suspended from playing for the school's football team on Monday, Sept. 11. It's on that day that officers with the Blacksburg Police Department arrested and charged him with both possessing and attempting to distribute or sell marijuana related to an incident that allegedly occurred on Aug. 23.

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