Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program (2017)

Andrew Quemere filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.
Tracking # SPR17/1093
Status
Completed

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From: Andrew Quemere

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

* A spreadsheet showing the number of plants seized under the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program for all years that data is available

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Andrew Quemere

From: Andrew Quemere

Supervisor of Records,

On July 15, I submitted a records request to the Massachusetts State Police. To date, I have not received a response. Please order the department to comply with my request.

Best regards,
Andrew Quemere

From: Migliaccio, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Morning,

The Department has received your request seeking a spreadsheet showing the number of plants seized under the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program for all years available. You may recall, the Department provided you with a spreadsheet in November 2016. The spreadsheet provided to you does breakdown every seizure by date, city/town and number of plants seized since 2013. This is the only spreadsheet the Department has which provides this data. I have re-attached the spreadsheet for your review.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jenniffer P. Migliaccio (O’Neil), Esq.
Staff Counsel
Department of State Police
State Police Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 820-2348

From: Andrew Quemere

Attorney Migliaccio,

I had assumed that this spreadsheet was updated as new seizures of cannabis plants are made. Is this the most recent version of the spreadsheet that is currently available?

Best regards,
Andrew Quemere

From: Nathan, Kevin (SEC)

Good Afternoon Mr. Quemere,

Please find attached.

Very Respectfully,
Kevin Nathan

Kevin Nathan
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2832

From: Migliaccio, Jenniffer (POL)

Good Afternoon,

In response to your follow-up inquiry below, please note that there are no new statistics as the Department has chosen to not participate in the program at this time. Therefore, the spreadsheet which was sent to you in November 2016 and again yesterday, is the most recent version of data available.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jenniffer P. Migliaccio (O’Neil), Esq.
Staff Counsel
Department of State Police
State Police Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 820-2348

From: Chung, Cassandra (SEC)

Hello,

Attached is the Determination letter for appeal SPR17/1093 Quemere State PD. This administrative appeal is now closed. Please give us a call if you have further questions.

Cassandra Chung

Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, RM 1719
Boston, MA 02108

Tel: 617-727-2832
Fax: 617-727-5914
Walk in Office Hours:
8:45 -5, Monday to Friday

From: Puccini, Angela M (SEC)

Mr. Quemere,

I am writing in regards to your above mentioned appeal. I am writing to inform you that our office was notified that response has been provided to you by the State Police Legal Department. I am writing to remind you that should you require anything further please email us at pre@sec.state.ma.us<mailto:pre@sec.state.ma.us> and note what you are specifically taking issue with and that you would like a new appeal to assess that issue.

Most sincerely,

Angela M. Puccini, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-2832 (office)
(617) 727-5914 (fax)
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preidx.htm
A Guide to Public Records Law:
https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/A-Guide-to-Massachusetts-Public-Records-Law-2017-Edition.pdf
Review appeal determinations online: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/appealsweb/appealsstatus.aspx

From: Puccini, Angela M (SEC)

Mr. Quemere,

I'm writing in regards to you above mentioned appeal as our office was notified that a response provided to you by the Attorney General's Office in regards to determination letter issued for your appeal. I am also writing to remind you that should you need any further assistance with this matter or to appeal the substantive nature of the response all, you need do is email us at pre@sec.state.ma.us<mailto:pre@sec.state.ma.us> and note what you are taking issue with and that you would like a new appeal to assess that issued.

Most sincerely,

Angela M. Puccini, Esq.
Staff Attorney
Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth
Public Records Division
One Ashburton Place, Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-2832 (office)
(617) 727-5914 (fax)
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/preidx.htm
A Guide to Public Records Law:
https://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/prepdf/A-Guide-to-Massachusetts-Public-Records-Law-2017-Edition.pdf
Review appeal determinations online: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/appealsweb/appealsstatus.aspx

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