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Second drug charge was not double jeopardy (access required)

Where defendant pleaded guilty to pos­sessing heroin with intent to distribute in the city of Fredericksburg, a later charge of possessing heroin with intent to dis­tribute, second offense, in Spotsylvania County did not violate double jeopardy principles. Defendant complains that the second charge arose from the same incident. However, the proofs required for each charge were ...