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Danbury Police: Possession With Intent to Sell (Correction)

Danbury Police charged an 18-year-old man with two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell near a school or public housing project. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court. (The original said four cou

Danbury Police charged Sean Vines, 18, of Ta' Agan Point Road, Danbury, at about 12:15 a.m. Monday with possession of marijuana, less than four ounces, and two counts of possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school or housing project. Vines was also charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school or public housing project. He was held on a $2,500 bond on the above charges. In a separate case, Vines was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school or public housing project. He was charged with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana. He was held on these charges on a $1,500 bond.

The previous information was provided by the Danbury Police Department. If there was any error, Danbury Patch regrets the error.

This is what he stands accused of, according to the state Judicial Department website.

He faces two counts of 21a-278a(b), which the state defines as possession of a drug with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, housing project or day care center.

He faces two counts of 21a-279(d), which is possession within 1,500 feet of a school, housing project or day care center.

He also faces of count of 21a-279(c), possession of less than four ounces of marijuana.

bordwithbs November 14, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Wouldn't it be fiscally responsible for Connecticut to offer marijuana offenders a one way ticket to Colorado? Certainly it's less espensive than the cost of policing, prosecution, and/or imprisonment, probation and parole for the taxpayers? What damage does it do long term to the "offenders" who are unfortunate to be caught? Are they, with a criminal record, employable, can they get decent jobs with a criminal record? Did they make a mistake, or is it truly a criminal offense? ...or, conversely, what are the consequences of legalization and taxation of the sale of marijuana, and reductions of the costs of policing and prosecution while adding revenues to the state? What does the tax on alcohol amount to in real dollars? Morally, are we being insincere by allowing the controlled sale of alcohol, which is costing incalculable damage to families and individuals, and ignoring the common use of a drug that arguable is no more harmful? Perhaps we should let the voters decide.
Jimmie Pursey November 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
you make it sound so erotic, "bordwithbs".
Alea Thomas November 14, 2012 at 07:08 PM
This story is so wrong and so twisted. This child is not a drug dealer, maybe a pot head, but not a drug dealer. He works 12hrs a day....more then some lazy grown people do. He was going to walk away with an infraction until another bully officer came along, trying to be Mr. big shot and made the officer rip up the infraction and do the arrest. Get a life and stop harrassing people.
Ya Mama November 20, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Four counts of intent to sell? How about none. Get your facts straight danbury patch.
Mark Langlois (Editor) November 20, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Hi Ya Mama, I checked the state Judicial Department website, and you're right. It looks like only two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, public housing project or daycare. Only five felony charges. Sorry about the mistake. I will correct it immediately.
Jimmy Pursey November 20, 2012 at 07:40 PM
You make it sound like I'm posting, "Jimmie".

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