Brothers Held Without Bail

A drug bust in East Greenwich led to the arrest of the two siblings.


Robert B. Campellone, 23, and his brother, Kyle Campellone, 22, were arrested last Friday after police searched the East Greenwich home for drugs, according to WPRI.com.

The brothers, whose father was also arrested that day at their Adirondack Drive home, did not enter a plea during their Kent County District Court arraignments.

Their father, Robert E. Campellone, was scheduled to be arraigned yesterday.

According to WPRI.com, Police and federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency seized more than 6 pounds of marijuana and more than $31,000 in cash during Friday's raid.

Lisa June 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Please keep us informed. They need to be held accountable for the lives their drugs have ruined. Let's not forget that. They are probably going to portray the 'poor boys' picture. They are all adults who could have made other choices. Many people in bad situations make the right decisions.
Krissy P. June 12, 2012 at 04:45 PM
education not incarceration!
CBA June 12, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Oh Brother! Do you believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, too?
Betty June 12, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Just think if this had happened in Providence. Would everyone supporting these three have been so generous? I doubt it.
nutz June 12, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Did they have a marijuana patient or caregiver license?
Krissy P. June 12, 2012 at 09:33 PM
Well first of all I am a sister, not a brother in case my name didn't tip you off. Secondly, if the easter bunny and Santa clause were proven to be effective I would, however, your statement is a hyperbole for what you really mean so let's just cut to the chase. Incarceration of non-violent drug criminals is not only ineffective but stupid as the inmate will come out of jail not only with a full blown criminal education but he will be used to the violence that come with prison life. Therefore, he will be more likely to harm communities than he was when he went into jail. Instead, counseling and education are effective in teaching them what harm they are causing, as well as helping them work out their issues which led to this in the first place. Kids like these need to learn that what they did was wrong but do you really want to spend the $43,000 dollars that it takes to keep these 2 non-violent kids in jail. That is your tax money my friend.
Krissy P. June 12, 2012 at 09:38 PM
and after all we are all brothers and sister in the eyes of god
RS in EG June 13, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Betty your comment is ridiculous why would you go there? A family torn apart is a family torn apart no matter where it happens. Stop trying to make it something it isn't! I know of the family, and the struggles of one of the sons. I am beyond sad for him, he is so talented and could have made a real name for himself. And yes, I would have let him in my home to get him away from the influences if I'd known the extent of the problems. I still would today. He's a good person, who has never gotten a fair chance. If anybody knows how I may be able to help, testify on his behalf - let me know. I'm there - he shouldn't be in jail.
John Smith Jr June 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM
Yes - it's sad that the people who are responsible for these articles try and make the family look so terrible. Elizabeth M. wrote "It is unclear whether any of the Campellone men arrested have a license to grow medical marijuana." While it is known to the EGPD that there is medical patient in the house, who is licensed. Unfortuantely, anything regarding marijuana is still illegal on a federal level.
Lisa June 13, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Are you people serious? One thing is for someone who is a user and has a substance abuse problem. These people are dealing drugs to people in this community. Very different! The father is on bail for what? Possession of cocaine... No... Don't blame EGPD for that one..., the state police arrested him. (look online in that court website. ). Rehabilitate . Yes but accountability and community safety also matter.
Lisa June 13, 2012 at 02:22 AM
By the way.... Both sons have been given a chance to rehabilitate because in the court website they were given probation previously not sent to jail. Have you thought about the lives of others ruined by those drugs ??? Again different a user from dealers !
John Smith Jr June 13, 2012 at 05:25 AM
Lisa you're right - the community. Maybe its the community as a whole that needs to change.. is the community just as responsible?
EG Lurker June 13, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Krissy, I am all for legalization, decriminalization, medical legalization, et al. But as of right now, growing pot is not legal, and being caught with a growing operation in your basement, along with 6 pounds of weed, is. The kids weren't caught with a pipe and half an ounce while sitting in a park. The were slinging quantities out of the factory. Legalize it, license, regulate and tax the growers/dealers, and then maybe the non-violent offenders will be spared jail time.
CBA June 13, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Um....Krissy? "Oh Brother" is a widely used expression that has nothing to do with gender......
Dan Chin June 13, 2012 at 09:19 PM
Clearly the evidence found shows they are using heroine not dealing heroine so who"s lives are they ruining? I am all for prosecution against serious drugs, but as far as I am concerned marijuana is safer then alcohol. Im not sure if the two boys can be held accountable do to there fathers influence. Obviously they did not choose or know better to be brought up in that lifestyle. Put yourself in a similar situation where you would want to be against your father......
housewife in EG June 13, 2012 at 09:23 PM
So brother Krissey, nonviolent criminals shouldn never spend time in jail???
CBA June 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM
I don't think the handle "an understanding human" fits for someone who, in a disagreement, calls a person "a narrow minded housewife" who's "probably almost 50 years old" and has "an extremeley sheltered perspective on life".
gladys_kravitz June 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM
"Understanding human" - how nice it is of you to claim to be understanding yet your post is full of assumptions and pretentious... "narrow minded house wife" "you're probably 50 years old" "extremely sheltered" "i bet your are one of those people who has never smoked a joint". What a hypocrite!
CBA June 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Your statements werent' accusatory...they were insulting. How do you know the poster's age? Occupation?
CBA June 14, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Attention Fellow PatchPosters over 50. It seems that, according to "only in my 20's" poster "An Understanding Human" (!) we are all over the hill, judgemental, windbags ready for the trash heap.....(especially the 'Housewive" out there!). So I've hired a large POD storage unit. We'll be by your homes to pick you up, place you in the POD storage unit and put you in indefinite storage.
Elizabeth McNamara (Editor) June 14, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Well, as someone who just celebrated her 52nd birthday and who spent a number of "house-wifey" years, I guess I fall into that category. Thanks for coming to my/our defense. We welcome the range of viewpoints (and age brackets) here on EG Patch. Keep 'em coming!
Robert Stone June 17, 2012 at 06:04 PM
It is sickening to think there are those who would support drug dealing in their neighborhood and all the illegal, unsavory, and dangerous situations that come along with it. To any of you who have left comments in any way expressing sympathy for these criminals or the antics of these young men (yes, young men at their ages), or feel some incarceration for their activities is "just unfair", Iwill make you an offer: have them move into your neighborhood and see how long you are willing to put up with speeding cars endangering your children, syringes on your lawn, and the actions of drug-addled idiots. Then see how much tolerance YOU have for it.


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