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Criminal – Cocaine In Jail – Intent – Fifth Amendment (access required)

A defendant who had a baggie with cocaine stuck between his buttocks when he was booked at jail on an assault and battery charge cannot overturn his conviction under Va. Code § 53.1-203(5) with a claim that he did not intend to bring the cocaine into the jail; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction ...