As reported by Maria Armental in the October 22, 2012 edition of the Providence Journal, East Providence Police stopped a man for speeding. During the traffic stop, police found Oxycodone and morphine pills. The man has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 21-28-4.01, the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, all drugs are categorized into five (5) schedules. Morphine is a schedule I drug and Oxycodone is a schedule II drug. The pertinent law states it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
The penalties if convicted of possession with intent to deliver include any person who is not a drug addicted person, as who violates this subsection with respect to a controlled substance classified in schedule I or II, except the substance classified as marijuana, is guilty of a crime and upon conviction may be imprisoned to a term up to life, or fined not more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) nor less than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or both.
The penalties if convicted of possession include a controlled substance classified in schedules I, II and III, IV, and V, except the substance classified as marijuana, is guilty of a crime and upon conviction may be imprisoned for not more than three (3) years or fined not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.
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