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Marijuana Crimes Archives

Traffic stop leads to drug, other charges for New York man

On May 22, news sources in New York reported that a man was taken into custody on multiple charges following a traffic stop in Ulster County. According to state police, the 19-year-old resident of West Hempstead was in possession of more than a pound of marijuana when the incident occurred. He is being held at the Ulster County Jail on $40,000 bond.

Man faces new criminal possession of marijuana charge

A New York man with a history of arrests for criminal possession of marijuana is facing new charges following a traffic stop on April 13. According to news sources, the 32-year-old man has now been taken into police custody nearly 20 times. He was to be arraigned in Queens County Criminal Court in connection with the most recent set of charges.

2 men accused of marijuana possession

On March 22, two New York men were taken into police custody and charged with multiple offenses after authorities observed marijuana in their vehicle. They were ultimately charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs in addition to numerous other offenses.

3 men sentenced for growing marijuana

On March 16, three New York men were sentenced on felony charges after they were accused of being in possession of more than 13 pounds of marijuana. The three individuals were identified as a 27-year-old Lafayette resident, a 33-year-old Syracuse resident and a 34-year-old Manlius resident.

New York man facing marijuana charges after traffic stop

Police in New York took a 28-year-old man into custody on the afternoon of Feb. 14 after they allegedly recovered more than two pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop. The Putnam County resident faces a raft of charges including a felony drug possession count and several motor vehicle infractions. Initial reports indicate that the man was transported to the Rensselaer County Jail after the Town of Schodack Court set his bail at $5,000.

Police increase enforcement of marijuana laws in New York City

New York residents may have noticed a trend toward the decriminalization of marijuana in their state. However, the NYPD took 17,762 people into custody for possession small amounts of the substance in New York City in 2016. This was a 10 percent increase from 2015, and 85 percent of those taken into custody were black or Hispanic. Only 10 percent of those taken into custody for the same offense were white.

Marijuana laws may change with new administration

Over the last decade, many states including New York have going through the process of decriminalizing cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes. At the end of the most recent election cycle, over half of the nation has legal marijuana use in some form. It would appear as though the nation is making a decision about how they think marijuana should be treated by the federal government. However, the incoming federal administration may have a contradicting view.

Marijuana possession and sale

The potential penalties for possessing or selling marijuana in New York depends on several factors, including how much was possessed or sold, whether or not the defendant has prior convictions, whether the offense is charged as a misdemeanor or felony and whether or not the defendant received money in exchange for the marijuana.

Drug criminalization may cause more harm than good

After visiting inmates in New York and other states, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch released a report about the consequences of drug criminalization. The report, published on Oct. 12, focused on the harm that is caused by low-level drug charges. According to the report, there has been no decrease in drug use in decades, and criminalization may not be the answer.

FAQs about rising use of the synthetic drug K2 in New York

An accusation of violating drug laws in New York can be serious. Depending on the details of the charges, a conviction could result in serious criminal penalties including hefty monetary fines and potential imprisonment. Additional, social penalties can also apply. These can include difficulty finding a place to live, getting a job and even losing out on scholarship opportunities.

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