As reported by Maria Armental in the January 9, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, a Central Falls man was arrested for selling crack cocaine. The arrest occurred as part of an undercover investigation. The man sold crack cocaine to undercover officers on three (3) separate occasions. The man has prior convictions for drug distribution.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 21-28-4.01.1, it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, sell, or possess with intent to manufacture, or sell, a controlled substance classified in schedules I or II (excluding marijuana) or to possess or deliver the following enumerated quantities of certain controlled substances:
(1) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of heroin;
(2) One ounce (1 oz.) to one kilogram (1 kg.) of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of:
(i) Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives of ecgonine or their salts have been removed;
(ii) Cocaine, its salts, optical and geometric isomers, and salts of isomers;
(iii) Ecgonine, its derivatives, their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers; or
(iv) Any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of any of the substances referred to in paragraphs (i) – (iii) of this subdivision;
(3) One gram (1 g.) to ten grams (10 gs.) of phencyclidine (PCP) or one hundred (100) to one thousand (1,000) tablets of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of phencyclidine (PCP);
(4) One-tenth of a gram (0.1 g.) to one gram (1 g.) of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or one hundred (100) to one thousand (1,000) tablets of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD); or
(5) One kilogram (1 kg.) to five (5 kgs.) kilograms of a mixture containing a detectable amount of marijuana.
The penalties, if convicted of drug distribution, vary based on the type of drug sold and the quantity sold. According to reports, the man is accused of selling over 48 grams of crack cocaine, which is a schedule II narcotic. The penalties include imprisonment for a term up to fifty (50) years and fined not more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
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