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Criminal – Certificate Of Analysis – Chain Of Custody – Cocaine (access required)

Although the arresting officer’s testimony about the packaging of the cocaine rocks presented a slightly different picture than the description of the packaging after it came back from the crime lab, the commonwealth proved the chain of custody and the Supreme Court of Virginia upholds defendant’s cocaine conviction. During his testimony, the officer examined the evidence ...