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The legality of drug charges

Washington residents might like to know more about controlled substances and their legality. Controlled substances can negatively influence people's welfare and health, so local and federal governments regulate if and when these substancescan be used.

Substance abuse treatment is a good alternative to prison

When a person is accused and convicted of drug crimes, one of the main penalties used in the U.S. court system is time in prison. Many people believe that there are better alternatives to placing those who abuse or use drugs into prison. Instead, these individuals may benefit from substance abuse counseling and alternative solutions.

Understanding the Controlled Substances Act

Washington residents might be charged with a variety of drug offenses if they are caught in possession of certain controlled substances. The state's drug laws are modeled on the federal categories that are outlined in the Controlled Substances Act. State drug laws must comply with the federal law's mandates but may be narrower in their focus.

Wire transfer could lead to drug charges for Chris Brown

Hip-hop fans in Washington and around the country will probably know that Chris Brown has had several high-profile brushes with the law during his turbulent career, and the 27-year-old rapper made headlines again on April 6 when federal investigators announced that he had become a person of interest in a major narcotics investigation. Investigators want to know why Brown allegedly transferred $15,000 into the bank account of a Miami music producer accused of dealing drugs to celebrities in order to fuel his lavish lifestyle.

Washington couple charged after early-morning drug raid

Two Washington residents are facing the prospect of decades behind bars after being taken into custody on March 10 following an early-morning drug raid. The 23-year-old woman and 37-year-old man face charges of possession of heroin with the intent to deliver and a raft of weapons counts. Charging documents suggest the couple shared a travel trailer on 224th Street East in Graham.

African-Americans more likely to be wrongfully convicted

Washington residents may be interested to learn that, according to a study, African-Americans are more prone to be falsely convicted of certain crimes than white Americans. The study analyzed the cases of about 1,900 defendants who were convicted on violent crime or drug charges between 1989 and 2016 and were then later exonerated.

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