Police find 700+ pieces of marijuana candy

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Portsmouth police found more than 700 pieces of marijuana candy during the arrest of a Providence man on Saturday, March 17.  

On Saturday, at approximately 12:15 a.m., an officer observed a motor vehicle operating in and out of the breakdown lane on Route 24 North in the area of Boyd’s Lane.

The vehicle was stopped and the operator was identified as David Myrick, 47, of 362 River Ave., Apt. 2, Providence.

According to police, Myrick displayed signs of intoxication, failed DUI testing and was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

During a search of the vehicle, police found more than 700 pieces of individually wrapped marijuana candies, which were marked with names “Tangerine Mango,” “Pina Colada,” “Pineapple Pomegranate,” and “Tootie Fruity.” 

A sum of money and more than 2 ounces of marijuana were also seized during the arrest.

Myrick was charged with driving under the influence .10-.15 and possession of marijuana.

Myrick may face additional charges. The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the case.

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