Coalition wants standard definition of possession with intent to distribute

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By Darla SlipkeStaff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.comA bipartisan coalition of community leaders wants lawmakers to specifically define the crime of drug possession with intent to distribute to ensure the charge is used consistently across the state. “We are seeking to establish a standard definition of what constitutes possession with intent to distribute so that we can accurately ensure that individuals who battle addiction aren’t being overcharged, while people who are truly causing problems in our communities by distributing drugs are being charged appropriately,” said Kris Steele, executive director of Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform. Proposed legislation backed by the group would require that three of seven criteria be present for a person to...

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Coalition wants standard definition of possession with intent to distribute

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