Marijuana Offenses: 2013-2016 (DPS)

Working Narratives filed this request with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety of North Carolina.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Working Narratives

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the North Carolina Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all data related to citations/arrests made by your agency for marijuana offenses. We are specifically seeking any statistics related to the total number of arrests and/or citations for offenses related to marijuana possession as well as the location of the incident and the race, ethnicity, age, sex, and other demographic information of the persons arrested and/or cited, if available. The time frame for which we are seeking records is from January 2013 through December 2016.

If you determine that any portion or portions of this request cannot be fulfilled as promptly as any other portion of this request, we ask that you first fulfill whatever portion of this request you can fulfill within 10 business days and then fulfill the remainder of the request as promptly as possible.

We are happy to work with your office to make this request as simple as possible and eliminate unnecessary work. Please contact us before you incur labor costs or the use of information technology resources beyond those that your agency has already established for reproduction of the information requested. We can probably find an efficient solution that serves the public interest while minimizing your effort.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, we would be grateful if you would inform us of the total charges in advance of fulfilling our request. We 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. We would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Working Narratives

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

We are in receipt of your request and will respond as promptly as possible.

Pamela Walker
Communications Director
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Prevent~Protect~Prepare

Mail Service Center 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699
Office Main: (919) 733-5027
Fax: (919) 733-0296
Pamela.Walker@ncdps.gov
www.ncdps.gov

From: Working Narratives

Hi Pamela, Great to hear, any idea what your time frame looks like?

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

The Highway Patrol is processing your request and it should be provided within next couple of weeks.

Pamela Walker
Communications Director
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Prevent~Protect~Prepare

Mail Service Center 4202
Raleigh, NC 27699
Office Main: (919) 733-5027
Fax: (919) 733-0296
Pamela.Walker@ncdps.gov
www.ncdps.gov

From: Working Narratives

Hi, Wondering if there's an update on this. Thanks!

From: North Carolina Department of Public Safety

The requested information per your attached record request is being provided below along with the attached documents.

An acknowledgment of receipt of this email would be appreciated to ensure it was delivered.

Michael D. Baker | First Sergeant
N.C. Department of Public Safety
North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Public Information Office
4231 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4231
Office: (919) 733-5027
Direct: (919) 825-2770
Michael.d.baker@ncdps.gov<mailto:Michael.d.baker@ncdps.gov>
www.ncdps.gov<http://www.ncdps.gov/>

I have created 4 spreadsheets one for each year 2013 to 2016. It includes all the data you require to summarize. It was better to give you the details rather than summarize.
In case of a juvenile, some of the info is redacted as mentioned below:

Code Description of the offense NC Statute
3400 POSSESS MARIJ PARAPHERNALIA 90-113.22A
3401 POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 90-113.22(A)
3470 POSS MARIJ >1/2 TO 1 1/2 OZ 90-95(D)(4)
3540 SIMPLE POSSESS SCH VI CS (M) 90-95(D)(4)
3550 POSSESS MARIJUANA UP TO 1/2 OZ 90-95(A)(3)

Sex: M=Male
F=Female
U=Unknown or redacted because of Juvenile

Race: B=Black
I=American Indian
O=Other
U=Unknown or redacted because of Juvenile
W=White
A=Asian
H=Hispanic

Road/Highway: OT for Other, UUU=Unknown

Date of Birth: 'JUVENILE' if redacted because of Juvenile

Citation Issue date: Blanks if redacted because of Juvenile

Totals:
Year Count Juveniles
2013 2934 8
2014 3065 9
2015 3400 1
2016 3437 3

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From: Working Narratives

Thanks very much, particularly for the excellent response time.

Sincerely,
Working Narratives

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