While the public perception of marijuana evolves in Virginia and nationwide, law enforcement continues to target people for marijuana possession. The political director for NORML said that 20 percent of the nation's population lives in places that have legalized the drug's recreational use. He criticized the increase in marijuana arrests as a "cruel prohibition that ruins lives". He said that the actions of law enforcement defied public attitudes and basic morality.
Virginia football fans may be interested to learn that Los Angeles Rams center Aaron Neary was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving on Sept. 16. The incident took place in Simi Valley, California.
On Aug. 31, Virginia authorities arrested a man and a woman for allegedly possessing illegal drugs and alcohol. The defendants were taken into custody in Floyd County.
Virginia law enforcement authorities investigating illicit methamphetamine production in the state have reported that a 36-year-old man has been charged with methamphetamine possession and trafficking. The charges were filed after a substance seized during a search of the man's Dugspur residence was identified as more than 225 grams of methamphetamine by a Roanoke crime laboratory.