Controlled Substance Seizure Reports (Reading Police Department)

George LeVines filed this request with the Reading Police Department of Reading, MA.
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From: George LeVines

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All controlled substance seizure reports from January 1, 2006 to the date that this request is processed.

The documents I am requesting are referenced here (http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcpdf/MA_Municipal_Records_Retention_Manual.pdf) under the heading "Police Department" item 16.014.

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 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

George LeVines

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 May 28, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Robbins, Richard

Dear Mr. LeVines: We have researched your request and have over 900 reports. The printing and redacting where necessary will require an estimated 156 hours to complete at an average of $20/hour. The estimated cost to you will be approximately $3120 and will not be waived. Please advise how you wish to proceed.
Sincerely: Lt. r.w.Robbins

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