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No Chemist Needed for Synthetic Weed Warrant (access required)

Although defendants complain the attesting police officers were not adequately trained in detecting controlled substance analogues, the officers had extensive narcotics investigation training including research into synthetic cannabinoids, and the Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court denies motions to suppress ...

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Court Abstains in Coal Conspiracy Suit (access required)

In plaintiff’s lawsuit alleging defendant construction company conspired to remove and sell plaintiff’s coal during construction of the Route 460 Bypass Project in Buchanan County, the Abingdon U.S. District Court has diversity jurisdiction over this matter, but will abstain and ...

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No New Trial for ‘Inconsistent’ Acquittals (access required)

Although two other alleged coconspirators were acquitted in a prosecution of mine operators for tax fraud and illegal currency transaction structuring, the Abingdon U.S. District Court says the evidence supported the convictions of these two defendants and denies their post-verdict ...

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