As reported by John Hill in the May 18, 2014 edition of the Providence Journal, Rhode Island State Police arrested a woman in Exeter and charged her with possession of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to deliver. Following a traffic stop, police found over 200 bags of heroin in the woman's vehicle. She is currently being held at the ACI.
Heroin is a schedule I controlled substance and penalties are based on the level of the controlled substance involved. Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 21-28-4.01(a), it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance. If convicted of possession with intent to deliver, the penalties include imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) years, or fined not more than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,00) nor less than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or both.
Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 21-28-4.01(c), it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled substance, unless the substance obtained directly from or pursuant to a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his or her professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by this chapter. If convicted of possession, the penalties include imprisonment 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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