RI man heads to court for charges of marijuana possession


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Originally Posted Online: Dec. 04, 2012, 10:52 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 04, 2012, 10:55 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com

A Rock Island man is scheduled to make an initial appearance Wednesday in the Rock Island County Circuit Court, where he has been charged with unlawful possession of 30-500 grams of cannabis.

Paul Wells Risden, 36, of 1620 5th St., Rock Island, remained in the Rock Island County Jail Tuesday evening, awaiting the appearance.

If convicted of the Class 3 felony, he faces a possible penalty of two to five years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines, records said.

















 




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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