As reported by Alan Rosenberg in the November 11, 2014 edition of the Providence Journal, a South Kingstown teenager was arrested and charged with possession of drugs with intent to deliver. Police found cocaine, marijuana and Lorazepam, over $7,000.00 in cash, a digital scale and other drug paraphernalia. He is being held at the Training School as a probation violator on an earlier charge.
Pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws 21-28-4.01(a)(1), 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. The penalties vary based on the type and amount of controlled substances involved. In this case, the teenager had four (4) ounces of marijuana, nine (9) grams of cocaine and six (6) Lorazepam pills.
Except as authorized by this chapter, 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.
(b) Any person who violates this section shall be guilty of a crime, and upon conviction, may be imprisoned for a term up to fifty (50) years and fined not more than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000).
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