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Criminal – Cocaine Possession – Prison Inmate – Amendment (access required)

The Court of Appeals says a trial court did not err in allowing the commonwealth to amend an indictment charging unlawful possession of cocaine by a prisoner, with a footnote reference to Va. Code § 53.1- 203(6), which covers marijuana or a controlled substance, to charge violation of Code § 53.1-204 instead of § 53.1-203(6). Noting ...

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