Petitioner was convicted in a Virginia state of court of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and was sentenced to eight years in prison. The Supreme Court of Virgina denied review and affirmed the conviction by order, and petitioner then sought federal habeas in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
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