The police videotaped an apparent drug deal, wherein Beth sold a bag of apparent marijuana to Miriam. Both women were arrested and charged with drug offenses. The laboratory analysis of the apparent marijuana revealed that it was actually some dried leafy material mixed with other legal materials. The defense attorneys for both defendants have argued that no crime was committed and the charges should be dropped. As the prosecutor, would you drop the charges? Be sure to address the charges for both actors here and please explain your answer.
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