Minor Arrested in Holly Road Marijuana Raid

According to South Kingstown police, a 17-year-old was also involved in the grow operation on Holly Road.

Unless otherwise noted, information about the following incidents was supplied by the South Kingstown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

According to South Kingstown police, a 17-year-old resident of Holly Road has been arrested for marijuana cultivation – a felony – in connection with a raid on Oct. 20.

Because he is a minor, the boy was not identified in police reports. He was also charged with possession of marijuana, first offense.

According to police, a search of the boy’s room revealed a full mason jar of marijuana, another mason jar hall full of marijuana, and $150 in cash. After an investigation, the charges were filed against the boy on Nov. 28.

For details of the raid, click here. About 29 plants were taken at the time, and police arrested Kevin L. White, 49, and his son William Andrade, 23. Both were charged with felony cultivation, and they are due in court on Dec. 11 for felony screening.

Police reports for the minor’s Nov. 28 arrest expanded on earlier reports about the raid on Oct. 20.

According to police, White expanded the scope of his marijuana grow operation as compared to 2008. Police said a wall was taken down in the basement, and the entire floor space was devoted to a grow operation, instead of just half as in 2012.

In addition, police also seized several computers believed to be used for the grow operation. However, they noted that they had not yet been searched, since another warrant would have to be obtained.

Unless otherwise noted, the information for this article was compiled from South Kingstown police reports, which are available for review by any member of the public at their headquarters. If we’re missing a call or report you’re interested in knowing about, feel free to leave a comment or to send Local Editor Stephen Greenwell a message at Stephen.greenwell@patch.com.

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Stephen Greenwell December 07, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Hi Lisa - I believe the father in this case, Kevin White, had a valid marijuana caregiver's card, while the son - Bill Andrade - only had an uncompleted application for one in his room, at least according to police reports. In either case, the legal limit with a card is (I believe) 12 mature plants, 12 growing plants and a maximum of 2.5 ounces. All three were surpassed, according to police reports.
Lisa December 07, 2012 at 07:55 PM
They haven't been to court yet. There were other caretakers under that roof. His allowance was 36. 12 plants, 3 people. Again, convienantly missing info. So many holes.
Ted Geisel December 07, 2012 at 08:42 PM
"provided, that the primary caregiver possesses an amount of marijuana which does not exceed twelve (12) mature marijuana plants and two and one-half (2.5) ounces of usable marijuana for each qualifying patient to whom he or she is connected through the department's registration process. " http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE21/21-28.6/21-28.6-4.HTM You're right about total plants but it's still 2.5oz per person and 12 seedlings total. They said he had 30 seedlings and 4lbs of pot. That 4 pounds is enough for more than 25 people at 2.5oz a piece.
Stephen Greenwell December 07, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Hi Brandon - If that's the case, then you should contact the South Kingstown Police Department, since they have released a third arrest report for this case for a 17-year-old living at that home. I have no idea if it's for you or some other individual though, since any minors named in police reports have their names redacted.
Phil Tretton December 17, 2012 at 07:25 PM
you are only allowed to grow for one caregiver in one household.


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