As reported by Amanda Milkovits in the June 12, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, an East Greenwich man and his two (2) sons have been arrested for drug related charges. The father has been charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of one (1) to five (5) kilograms of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Both sons have been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of one (1) to five (5) kilograms of marijuana. All three (3) men have prior drug related charges. The elder son is a probation violator and the father and younger son are bail violators.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 21-28-4.01, it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance. Possession of marijuana, under one (1) ounce, is punishable by imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), or both.
The penalties for greater amounts of marijuana are more severe. Possession of one (1) to five (5) kilograms of marijuana is punishable by imprisonment for a term up to fifty (50) years and fined not more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
If convicted of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, (a schedule I controlled substance), the penalties include imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) years, or fined not more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) nor less than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or both.
The father and his wife had previously applied to open a medical marijuana dispensary. The men are accused of operating the marijuana business out of their house. It is unclear whether their wife/mother will be charged.
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