First Civil Fine for Marijuana Issued

Mass. man gets marijuana fine, has bigger problems

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) A Holyoke man was at least one of the first people fined under a new state law that decriminalizes marijuana.

But Jose Burgos has bigger problems.

Police said they found the 29-year-old Burgos with less than a half gram of marijuana on him Friday, so he was fined $100 under a new law that went in effect that day. Those found with less than an ounce of marijuana are now subject to civil citation, rather than arrest.

But police say they also found 119 crack cocaine rocks and 45 heroin bags in Burgos’s car after stopping him at about 12:30 p.m….…

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