Principal Arrested for Drugs

As reported by Linda Borg in the August 4, 2015 edition of the Providence Journal, a Cranston Middle School Principal was arrested at TF Green airport and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Airport security found drugs in the man’s luggage. It is unclear the type of drugs or the quantity of drugs recovered. The principal is currently on administrative leave from the school department.

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. More specifically, it shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally to possess a controlled substance, unless the substance was 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 of a controlled substance, 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. The penalties may increase based on the quantity of drugs and the type of drugs recovered. All controlled substances are categorized into five (5) schedules. Possession of schedule I drugs is the most severely punished, whereas possession of a schedule V drug is least severely punished.

If you or a family member has been charged with possession of drugs, possession of marijuana or other drug related crimes, please allowAttorney Robert H. Humphrey’s reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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