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Residue Not Enough for ‘Intent to Distribute’ (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses defen­dant’s conviction under Va. Code § 18.2- 248(C) because his possession of mere residue in a pipe is not enough to show he possessed methamphetamine contem­poraneously with an intent to distribute the drug, but he still may face retrial on a possession charge. Both defendant and the common­wealth agree that this ...

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