Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Rhode Island Drug Case: Pawtucket police: Smoke alarm leads to marijuana growing operation

VIA THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
By Amanda Milkovits

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- There was no fire when the alarm went off at 95 Mulberry St. But warning bells sounded for investigators when a tenant wouldn't let them inside.

The reason, as the Pawtucket police discovered March 24: A good-sized marijuana growing operation, with illegal wiring between apartments.

Smoke and marijuana odor filled the hallway, police said.

James Packer, 35, allowed the narcotics squad into his third-floor apartment, where they found the first grow, the police said.

Jacob Archambault, 29, who'd tried to stop firefighters and police from entering, was in custody when investigators found a grow in his second-floor apartment.

Both claim to be licensed caregivers. Police say the amount of marijuana exceeds what caregivers can grow.

Both were charged with multiple offenses.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Providence Journal: Lawyer: DUI charge dropped against Woonsocket officer because of delay

VIA THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Lawyer: DUI charge dropped against Woonsocket officer because of delay


By Tatiana Pina

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A drunken-driving charge against a Woonsocket police officer was dismissed Monday, because the police deprived him of his right to an independent medical examination, the officer's lawyer said.

Attorney Matthew T. Marin argued in a District Court hearing that Woonsocket police officer Steven Fairley couldn't get the examination because the police delayed bringing charges against him for one week after the Feb. 25 incident in Woonsocket.

An independent medical examination is a right in every Rhode Island DUI case, Marin said.

"The denial of the right to an independent medical examination in this case deprived my client of the ability to defend himself against this charge and therefore dismissal of the charge is the only fair and just resolution to this case."

Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew T. Marin Announces Dismissal of Charges in a DUI Case



Rhode Island Criminal Defense Attorney Matthew T. Marin is pleased to announce the dismissal of charges brought by a local Police Department, clearing his Client of the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

In a pre-trial motion to dismiss the DUI charge, the Defense argued that by delaying one week in bringing forward charges the Police Department had deprived his Client of his right to an independent medical examination.

The right to an independent medical examination is an essential right in every DUI case under Rhode Island law. "The denial of the right to an independent medical examination in this case deprived my Client of the ability to defend himself against this charge and therefore dismissal of the charge is the only fair and just resolution to this case,” said Attorney Matthew Marin.

After a hearing and argument on the motion to dismiss on April 2nd, 2012, the Court granted the Defense motion to dismiss finding that Attorney Marin's Client had been deprived of his right to an independent medical examination in violation of Rhode Island law and that, under the circumstances of this case, the denial of that right mandated dismissal of the charge. The Court’s ruling dismissing the charge drew strenuous objection from the prosecution during the hearing.

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