North Carolina man caught in confusion over Baltimore’s policy on marijuana arrests, attorney saysPosted by On

A North Carolina man was caught up in the confusion of Baltimore’s new policy on prosecuting people found possessing marijuana, his attorney said Thursday.

Drug charges were dropped Thursday against 30-year-old Dwight Chinyee, of Winston-Salem, N.C., more than a month after police arrested him for allegedly carrying 16 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his vehicle, his attorney Tony Garcia said Thursday.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced in January that her office would no longer prosecute people for possessing cannabis regardless of the quantity or the person’s criminal history. Since then, the specifics of the policy have become muddled as Baltimore police continue to make marijuana-related arrests.

Last week, Mosby said those arrested were being released quickly, usually without spending the night in jail.

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