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Drug defendants lose bid to sever trial (access required)

Where the government’s evidence applied to the actions of multiple defendants, limiting instructions could protect their rights and judicial economy favored one trial, three defendants’ motions to sever were denied. Background On Sept. 3, 2019, a grand jury returned a superseding indictment charging 13 defendants in connection with a drug trafficking conspiracy operating in Virginia. Defendants Ritchie ...