As reported by Richard C. Dujardin in the April 4, 2013 edition of the Providence Journal, a Hopkinton man was arrested following a joint investigation by both the Hopkinton and Westerly Police Departments. The man was charged with possession of marijuana (a schedule I controlled substance) while intent to deliver. Police found fifty (50) marijuana plants growing in his home. Police also recovered $17,000 in cash and four (4) pounds of marijuana. The man's car was also seized following his arrest.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 21-28-4.01(a), except as authorized by this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 21-28-4.01, possession with intent to deliver a schedule I controlled substance is punishable by 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.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 21-28-5.04, forfeiture of property, in this case the man's car, which is purchased by the proceeds of drug sales is permitted by law. Any property, real or personal, including, but not limited to, vessels, vehicles, or aircraft, and money or negotiable instruments, securities, or other things of value or any property constituting, or derived from any proceeds, furnished or intended to be furnished by any person for the transportation of or in exchange for a controlled substance and which has been or is being used in violation of § 21-28-4.01(a) or (b) or which was purchased with funds obtained as a result of the commission of a violation of § 21-28-4.01(a) or (b) or § 21-28-4.01.1 or 21-28-4.01.2, shall be seized and forfeited. The law enforcement agency may sell any forfeited property, which is not required by this chapter to be destroyed and which is not harmful to the public.
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