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Associated Press
July 14, 2013

Study: Utah leads nation in convictions for simple drug possession on public lands


Utah led the nation in convictions for simple drug possession on public lands last year, according to a data research organization at Syracuse University. Using Justice Department data, the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found Utah's federal court processed about a third of the 465 convictions nationwide or some 155 convictions. The District of Eastern Virginia was second with 79 convictions, and the Western District of Texas was third with 61 convictions. The clearinghouse's figures are not broken down by drug type. The National Park Service accounted for the most case filings in Utah last year, with the U.S. Forest Service close behind.


Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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