Compassion candidates for RI gov., AG arrested on drug charges

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WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) — Asking to be called “reverend,” a candidate for Rhode Island governor – whose main platform is the legalization of marijuana – appeared in court Thursday afternoon to face drug charges.

According to Rhode Island State Police, Anne Armstrong and Alan Gordon were arrested on charges of intent to deliver and possession of over 5 kilograms.

Police said the couple was in possession of approximately 48 pounds of marijuana when investigators raided their West Greenwich home.

Armstrong is running as the Compassion Party candidate in Rhode Island’s race for governor. Gordon is the party’s candidate for Attorney General.

Police said West Greenwich police and members of the state High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force executed a search warrant at the couple’s home on Hudson Pond Road.

Both Armstrong and Gordon were ordered held on $25,000 bail during their arraignment.

In a WPRI 12/Roger Williams University poll last month, only 1% of Rhode Island voters said they were supporting Armstrong for governor.

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