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‘Gradation’ Allowed Drug-Charge Joinder (access required)

At defendant’s trial for providing cocaine to an informant, the trial court did not err in declining to sever charges based on two separate drug buys, as evidence of the first buy was necessary to prove the later buy was a second or subsequent offense; the Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s convictions for drug distribution, ...