Tag Archives: Marijuana

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Barrington monastery the site of drug drop

Barrington monastery the site of drug drop

A strange delivery was made to the Carmelite Monastery property in Barrington on Sunday, Dec. 8. At about 2:30 p.m., a nun at the monastery called police to report that someone dropped off a package underneath a bush near the parking lot. She told police that the person — she said the individual appeared to

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Barrington teens break into home and party … again

It happened again. For the second time in four months, local teenagers entered an empty house in town and partied while the homeowners were away. On Friday, Oct. 25, police arrested four teenage boys — two 14-year-olds and two 15-year-olds — and charged them with breaking and entering a dwelling after they allegedly broke into

Alan Machado of Riverview Mental Health with a package of “Scooby Snax,” a synthetic marijuana marketed as potpourri. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

The most dangerous drug you’ve never heard of

Banned by the General Assembly, awaiting the governor’s expected signature, synthetic marijuana remains on the market in convenience stores throughout Rhode Island. According to Alan Machado, a liaison at Riverwood Mental Health in Warren, “they can’t get this stuff off the market fast enough.” Marketed as a potpourri and targeted to kids with scents and


Marijuana law change raises concerns in Barrington

Twenty people arrested by Barrington police for possession of marijuana-first offense this year would have only been levied a fine if a new law that decriminalizes small amounts of the substance had been in place since January. According to information provided by the local police department, there were 24 total arrests for possession of marijuana-first