"Drug-Free School Zones"
I wonder if the sale was made within sight of a sign stating the above. The phrase "within 1000 feet" is a bit vague, does not tell me if he was 999 feet away or standing outside the school doors. Sorry, do the crime do the time. I have no problem at all with drug free zone laws.
"Lawrence sold the marijuana to undercover Berkshire County Task Force officer Felix A. Aguirre for $20 on June 30, 2004. The sale took place between 426 and 556 feet of the preschool, which is inside the First Congregational Church."
"The parking lot, located within 1,000 feet of the Great Barrington Co-operative Preschool and Searles/ Bryant Middle School, was a popular hangout for young adults and reportedly rife with drug activity at the time"
. "Most of those arrested were accused of selling cocaine, ecstasy and other "hard" drugs, but seven of the defendants -- including Lawrence -- were charged with selling small amounts of marijuana."