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Growing Marijuana Caroline Virginia

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Tom v. Commonwealth

Facts:

Defendant appealed from his conviction in the trial court (Virginia) for manufacturing marijuana not for his own use, in violation of Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-248.1(c).  Defendant argued that the evidence was insufficient to sustain his conviction. The appellate court held that the evidence supported the conviction. The police discovered 23 well cared for marijuana plants growing in pots in a wooded area. When video surveillance began, 11 marijuana plants remained. Six marijuana plants were recovered at the time of defendant’s arrest. Based on expert testimony as to yield-per-plant, the recovered plants had a potential yield of 6 pounds of saleable marijuana, which was inconsistent with growing for personal use.

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Holdings:

The Virginia Court made the following holding:
  • There are a number of factors that may be considered in determining whether marijuana is being manufactured not for personal use. Such factors include the quantity and condition of the marijuana plants, evidence of the potential yield of the plants, the existence of supervised growth, evidence of devices to assist with growth (lamps, watering devices, etc.), packaging materials, the presence of unusual amounts of cash, and equipment related to distribution. The list of factors is not exhaustive. Furthermore, presence of all the factors is not necessary to prove the offense.

Contact our law firm today to speak with a lawyer today about your Drug Case.  An attorney from our firm will do his best to help you.

We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.

A Sris
Sris Law Group
1-703-278-0405

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