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Consent to Search OK, Despite Mention of Child (access required)

Although defendant contends his consent to search his home was involuntary because police threatened to take away his children and put them in foster care, the Court of Appeals upholds the search and defendant’s conviction for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-248.1. Defendant called police to his home ...