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possession,

n the control or custody of anything that may be the subject of property as owner or as one who has a qualified right in it.
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The 22-year-old, of the Upper West Side, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
03 (McKinney 2008) (setting forth elements of criminal possession of controlled substance).
In 2007 he was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after police found a syringe with liquid cocaine in a car he was in.
Prosecutors indicted the star on Monday on two felony counts, accusing him of criminal possession of a weapon and one misdemeanour count of reckless endangerment.
A full third of those drug offenders arrested during Giuliani's years as mayor (almost 295,000 people) were charged with the lowest-level narcotics crime, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, for having very small amounts of drugs.
He has been charged with one count of seconddegree murder, three counts of tampering with physical evidence and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
It is just a small minority who choose to use or be associated with the criminal possession and supply of firearms.
The rapper - real name Dwayne Carter - is charged with one count of criminal weapons possession and one charge of criminal possession of a loaded weapon.
While criminal possession and use of firearms is very unusual in the Northumbria Police area, police treat every report with the utmost seriousness and on this occasion it provoked a significant response resulting in an arrest and search of a premises.
1324 TRUNZO Establishes three new felonies with regard to the sale or possession of controlled substances as follows: criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near public playgrounds or municipal parks shall be a class B felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance upon school grounds shall be a class E felony and criminal possession of controlled substances in or near public playgrounds or municipal parks shall be a class E felony.
O'Neal was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The 44-year-old was seen making the purchase on Sunday evening and has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.