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If You Can’t Lick ’em, Plead Guilty

Police in Virginia Beach, Va., intercepted a delivery to a house — a package of marijuana. To ensure that the intended recipient was really trying to buy pot, they had the package delivered empty, but with a note: “Your weed got delivered to my house. You can have it back for a little cash.” The police-written note, signed “Mike” with a phone number, was opened by the recipient while police watched from a distance. Sure enough, the man called the number, and they agreed to meet him in a public place — where Andrew Brower, 25, was arrested and charged with possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, a felony. He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 7 years in prison, with all but 6 months suspended. (RC/Hampton Roads Virginian-Pilot) ...The question: when, exactly, was the “possession”?
Original Publication Date: 14 December 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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