Missouri marijuana citation data 2011-2014

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Missouri Department of Public Safety of Missouri .
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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all data related to citations for marijuana possession on the state and local levels. I am specifically seeking any statistics related to the total number of arrests and/or citations for offenses related to marijuana as well as the ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons arrested and/or cited, if available. The time frame for which I am seeking records is from January 2011 through December 2014.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is not being made for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From: O'Connell, Mike

Evan Anderson
MuckRock News

Mr. Anderson:

The Department of Public Safety has received your Missouri Sunshine Law request dated April 3 (attached) seeking records related to marijuana arrests and/or citations. The department believes that if any responsive documents exist, they would be in the possession of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Therefore, your request is being forwarded to Capt. Keverne McCollum, the Highway Patrol custodian of records.

You will be contacted by Capt. McCollum about your request and any additional communications should be directed to her. She is copied on this email.

Mike O'Connell
Communications Director
Missouri Department of Public Safety
Office: (573)751-4819
Mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov<mailto:Mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov>

From: Missouri Department of Public Safety

A letter stating the requester must agree to or prepay assessed or estimated fees in order for the agency to continue processing the request.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $10.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Missouri Department of Public Safety

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Missouri Department of Public Safety

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on April 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: O'Connell, Mike

Mr. Anderson:

I have discussed your email (below) with the Missouri State Highway Patrol custodian of records, Lt. Keverne McCollum (copied on this email). The Patrol received your payment on May 27 and mailed a CD with the responsive records on May 28 to the following address:

Department MR-17121
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819

If you have any further questions or please contact Lt. McCollum directly.

Mike O’Connell
Communications Director
Missouri Department of Public Safety
Office: (573)751-4819
Mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov<mailto:Mike.oconnell@dps.mo.gov>

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