Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The former state representative from East Greenwich was arrested on April 22, 2011.
Charges filed in Connecticut against former state representative Bob Watson of East Greenwich have been dropped, according to his lawyer in New Haven. "The state decided it couldn’t prove the DUI beyond a reasonable doubt," said attorney Charles E. Tiernan III Tuesday. "The prosecutor used his descretion and decided to drop the charges." News of the dropped charges was first reported by the Providence Journal Monday. Watson was arrested in East Haven on April 22, 2011, for driving while intoxicated and possessing marijuana. Tiernan had argued the urine test obtained after Watson's arrest was inadmissible because it had been taken more than two hours after Watson had stopped driving. In addition, he said the results were not given to …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The former state representative for East Greenwich is facing charges of drunk driving and possession of marijuana from an incident in April 2011.
Former state Rep. Bob Watson of East Greenwich will proceed to trial on drunken driving and possession of marijuana charges stemming from an April 2011 stop at a sobriety checkpoint in East Haven, Conn., the Providence Journal reported Wednesday. Watson failed to reach a plea agreement with prosecutors Tuesday in his final conference before trial. He is expected to go on trial in January in Superior Court in New Haven, according to his lawyer, Jack O’Donnell. Watson was pulled over during a routine sobriety check point set up on Friday evening, April 22, 2011, in East Haven. According to the police report, Watson had slurred speech and appeared to be intoxicated. He failed a field sobriety test and police found a small bag of marijuana …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Police arrested Robert Campellone, Rob Campellone, and Kyle Campellone, of 236 Adirondack Drive, Friday.
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Saturday, June 9, 2012
The press released from the East Greenwich Police Department: On June 8, 2012, at approximately 8:15 a.m., East Greenwich Police detectives and members of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Providence Area task force executed a search and seizure warrant at 236 Adirondack Drive, the home of Robert E. and Sharin Campellone, and their sons, Robert B. and Kyle C. Campellone. The warrant was based upon a several months long investigation involving drug activity in and around the residence. While conducting the search, detectives and agents located a marijuana growing operation inside the home. Detectives and agents seized over 6 pounds of marijuana. Additionally, over $31,000 in U.S. currency was seized. Charged in connection with the …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Fairness, permanent record concerns pitted against public safety arguments.
The R.I. Senate and House have both approved bills eliminating the criminal charge for carrying an ounce or less of marijuana, which Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he's inclined to pass during a WPRO interview. The legislation passed the House in a 50 to 24 vote and passed the Senate in a 28 to 6 vote. Each bill must now pass in the opposite chamber in order to become law. If enacted, Rhode Island would become the 15th state to decriminalize marijuana. The legislation could save the state millions of dollars each year, clean the judicial dockets for more serious issues and take away the criminal stigma from an otherwise youthful indiscretion, Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Portsmouth), a sponsor of the House bill, said. Woonsocket …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
But kids are using more prescription drugs than ever — legally & illegally — says Bob Houghtaling, town's drug counselor.
One incident — the arrests of 27 teens drinking at a party — boosted the number of clients handled in the EG Drug Program in the past six months, according to Bob Houghtaling, the town’s drug counselor. His mid-year report (based on the town’s July-to-June fiscal year) noted that 41 clients were seen for alcohol-related incidents, compared to 14 seen for drugs. Houghtaling said that’s a bit misleading. “For the most part, alcohol and drugs are 50-50,” he said of their use among kids. “Take away 27 [from the 41 total], it’s down to 14. That one incident skewed the statistics.” Houghtaling said that marijuana continues to be popular, largely because it’s more tolerated on a societal level. “There are parents that give their tacit approval …