If you've been charged with drug possession with an intent to deliver charge tacked onto it, then it's important to know that three distinct elements must be met to charge you with that crime.
In Virginia, those convicted of drug crimes are punished according to what category it falls into. Posession of Schedule I and II narcotics carry the most serious penalties whereas possession of Schedule VI drugs results in relatively minor reprecautions.
A member of George Mason University's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity was arrested and charged with distributing the drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) on Wednesday, April 25. He may also be facing additional criminal charges stemming from an incident in which a fellow fraternity brother jumped five stories to his death after taking the drug.
While many states have legalized the use of marijuana or the possession of cannabis in certain amounts for either recreational or medicinal use, it's still illegal to possess, sell, manufacture, distribute and traffic the drug on the federal level. It's because of this that if you're found with the drug, you risk being prosecuted for it. If convicted, you stand the potential of spending an extended time in jail.
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.
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.
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".
If belonging to the "in" crowd requires you to take part in using or possessing drugs, then you might want to reconsider who you typically surround yourself with.
A recent investigation carried out by the Capital News Service suggests that black Virginians are three times more likely than their white counterparts to be charged with marijuana-related crimes.
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.