A person who is accused of having drugs can face a multitude of charges. One of those charges is possession with the intent to distribute. This charge is a complex charge for drug crimes because it involves three elements. Understanding those elements can help you better plan your defense if you are facing a possession with the intent to distribute charge.
A criminal defendant from nearby Wichita, Kansas, has been acquitted of felony murder in connection with a deadly drug deal. The defendant was accused of causing the fatal assault during an exchange in which marijuana was sold. However, the man's family members and community rallied around him, arguing that his case should never have been considered in the violent crimes category that generally encompasses a felony murder charge.