Wells man indicted in alleged attempt to buy 22 lbs. of pot

Posted Jan. 29, 2014, at 6:11 a.m.

DOVER, N.H. — A Maine man who allegedly took possession of what he believed to be 22 pounds of marijuana with the intent to sell it was indicted at Strafford County Superior Court this month.

James Barnes, 30, of 1 Preble Street in Wells has been charged with attempted possession of a controlled drug with the intent to sell, a felony.

According to Dover Police Lt. Brant Dolleman, Barnes was arrested on Mill Street in April at the conclusion of an investigation run by New Hampshire State Police and the state’s Drug Task Force. Dolleman said his department assisted in the investigation.

Barnes had bail set at $25,000 cash or surety, but was accepted to the county’s Community Corrections bail supervision program and was freed on personal recognizance. He is currently being monitored through that program, according to court documents.

Barnes will be arraigned on Jan. 30. He could be sentenced with 10 to 20 years in jail and be forced to pay a fine of $300,000 if he is convicted.

Distributed by MCT Information Services

 

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