Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Unlicensed Possession of a Firearm: One Year ACI

Drug & Narcotics Offenses

Police conducting an undercover, multistate narcotics investigation performed a traffic stop of a Connecticut man believed to be transporting a large quantity of marijuana to Rhode Island.  A search of his vehicle revealed ten pounds of marijuana concealed in the back of the vehicle and a loaded Glock handgun in between his legs as he sat in the driver’s seat.  The discovery of these items led to the man’s arrest on multiple felony gun and drug charges to include conspiracy, possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, and several others.  He and his family then retained Rhode Island Drug Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to represent him in this matter in Rhode Island Superior Court.  After attending several pretrial conferences on the man’s behalf, Attorney Calcagni persuaded prosecutors and the judge to resolve the case via a pretrial disposition.  In exchange for the man’s plea of nolo contendere to one firearm and one drug charge, the remaining charges would be dismissed.  As for the Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Unlicensed Possession of a firearm charges, the man received a sentence of five years at the ACI with one to serve and the balance suspended with probation.