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TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011, 10:20 A.M.

Pullman Drug Arrests Unusually High

Item: Pot arrests disproportionately high in Pullman/Jody Lawrence-Turner, SR

More Info: Last year, Pullman police arrested 104 people for misdemeanor marijuana possession; the city’s population is about 29,800. In Spokane, a city of 208,916 people, 221 were arrested on the same charge. According to the 2000 census, 50 percent of Pullman’s population is 18-24 years old, while only 11 percent of Spokane’s fell into that age group, despite the presence of a handful of colleges and universities.

Question: Is the Pullman Police Department too aggressive in arrested people for misdemeanor marijuana possession?

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