West Virginia marijuana citation data 2011-2014

Evan Anderson filed this request with the West Virginia State Police of West Virginia.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act and the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act, 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Evan Anderson

From: Melinda G. Craddock

Mr. Anderson,

The West Virginia State Police is in receipt of your request for data
related to citations for marijuana possession on the state and local levels.
The West Virginia State Police only maintains data for the West Virginia
State Police, not local agencies. Data for drug citations or arrests are
not specific to the type of drug.

However, you may find Uniform Crime reports specific to our state on the
Federal Bureau of InvestigationÂ’s website, I have provided the link below
for you:

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/ucr-publications

Data for 2014 will not be published until October 2015.

Pursuant to West Virginia Code §29B-1-3(4) (c), the responsibility of the
custodian of records for the West Virginia State Police to produce the
requested records or documents is at an end.

Mendi Craddock

Paralegal

West Virginia State Police

725 Jefferson Road

South Charleston, WV 25309

Telephone: 304-746-2113

Fax: 304-746-2421

WVSP

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