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Defendant’s conduct did not support conviction (access required)

Although the defendant’s conduct, which included his movement as the police officer approached, his proximity to the drugs found underneath his seat and his nervous demeanor, might have been suspicious, they were insufficient to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that he knowingly and intentionally possessed cocaine. Background On April 28, 2017, Officer Ring of the Chesapeake Police ...