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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 trial court denied his motion, and Glenn pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a controlled substance.
After arresting the Kurths, the State of Montana charged them with criminal offenses, including criminal possession of drugs with intent to sell and conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to sell.
But--and this is crucial--there is no penalty for the mere possession of such ammo, only for the criminal possession or criminal misuse in connection with a violent felony.
Mario Mosteirin, 44, of Greenlawn was arrested on October 28th and charged with criminal possession of a forged document in the second degree.
Felton pleaded guilty July 23 in New York to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.
The four busted dealers have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The actress had been mired in a succession of messy controversies, starting with an arrest for criminal possession of marijuana; accusing the New York Police Department of sexual harassment; and culminating in Twitter wars with fellow celebrities.
The former Nickelodeon star was charged with criminal possession of the drug, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence.
They were held on suspicion of criminal possession of firearms and possession of cannabis with intent to supply.
The perpetrator was charged with attempted murder as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.
Grier was arraigned the following day on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.
Police arrested a woman on charges of second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.