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Schedule VI Drug Was ‘Imitation’ Controlled Substance (access required)

Although the substance that appeared to be crack cocaine when defendant was arrested in fact was a prescription pill that is a Schedule VI controlled substance, defendant nevertheless could be convicted for sale of an imitation Schedule I or II substance, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds. In prosecuting defendant under Va. Code § 18.2-248, the ...

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