Before a person can be convicted of the federal crime of possessing a controlled substance with the intent to distribute that substance, the prosecution must prove the following three things beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The accused individual knowingly and willfully possessed the controlled substance alleged in the indictment;
- The accused person possessed the substance with the intent to distribute it; and
- The weight of the controlled substance was in excess of the amount alleged in the indictment.
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