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CAV: No need to prove knowledge of each drug in mixture (access required)

In convictions on two possession counts, the Commonwealth was not required to prove that the defendant knowingly and intentionally possessed two different controlled substances, heroin and fentanyl, when both substances were contained within a single capsule that appeared visually uniform. Background Chesapeake Police Officers M. Elliot and N. Kath stopped Appellant James Howard’s vehicle for running a ...