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Plano Police to halt low level cannabis arrests | Dallas Weekly

April 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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On March 29, Plano Chief of Police Ed Drain sent a memo to all personnel, announcing that the department would no longer make custodial arrests for low level cannabis possession in the largest city in

On March 29, Plano Chief of Police Ed Drain sent a memo to all personnel, announcing that the department would no longer make custodial arrests for low level cannabis possession in the largest city in Collin County.

This announcement came a few weeks after Marvin Scott III died in police custody in the Collin County Detention Center after being arrested by Allen police for the possession of a single joint.

Further details regarding the ongoing investigation by Texas Rangers have yet to be released. The memo states that while custodial arrests will be halted for Class B misdemeanor possession — less than two ounces of cannabis — officers will continue to seize cannabis and can continue to use its presence as probable cause for “further inquiries as may be indicated. ” Officers may continue to make arrests for Class A misdemeanor possession and Felony offenses involving cannabis. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock ImageAccording to a press release from Plano Police Department, instead of custodial arrests for Class B misdemeanors, officers may issue citations for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, which is a class C misdemeanor.

Minister Dominique Alexander of the Next Generation Action Network in Dallas says that his organization conducted outreach to various police departments across Collin County, urging them all to halt arrests for low level cannabis possession following the death of Marvin Scott III. “We sent a proposal to multiple police departments and were able to have an audience with Chief Drain,” Alexander told the Dallas Weekly. When contacted for further comment, Public Information Officer David Tilley said that the timing of the announcement “happened to be coincidental” with the death of Marvin Scott III.

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