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First Marajuana Citation Issued

In Crime, local news, Marajuana, search for personal satisfaction on January 3, 2009 by Editor Z

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Last November, Massachusetts residents voted Yes on Ballot Question 2, which would allow for the decriminalization of an ounce or less of marijuana, meaning instead of facing jail time, if the possessor turns over the marijuana they will face a $100.000, as opposed to the old system of archaic and erratic laws that likely had there roots in the ‘refer madness’ age of marijuana laws.

The recipient, a man from Holyoke who was arrested on charges of trafficking cocaine and heroine.

The new law went into affect on New Years Day.

WWLP.com:

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Police Department issued its very first “Marijuana Citation” Friday afternoon, since the new law passed.

According to Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney Jose Burgos, 29, of 116 Waldo Street in Holyoke was issued the citation while being arrested on other drug related charges.

Sgt Delaney told 22News Burgos was in possession of about one half gram of Marijuana, enough for maybe two joints. He was not criminally charged with the possession and was given a city ordinance citation amounting to a fine of $100.00.

Delaney said, “The $100.000 citation is the least of Burgos’ problems for the New Year.”

Springfield Police Narcotics Detectives arrested Burgos and charged him with trafficking cocaine, 28-100 grams, and possession of Heroin with intent to distribute.

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