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RI doctor suspended after cops say they found pot

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Rhode Island health officials have suspended the medical license of a Westerly doctor after police say they found marijuana in his car following a house call gone awry.

Police arrested Main last month after he entered a stranger's home at 4 a.m. Main said he was attempting to check on a friend who wasn't feeling well but walked into the wrong home. Police say they found six grams of marijuana in Main's vehicle.

Main was charged with breaking and entering following the incident.

While possession of small amounts of marijuana is not a crime in Rhode Island, the state's health director determined Main had violated rules of professional conduct. The suspension was announced Wednesday.

Main can contest the disciplinary action at an administrative hearing.

A message was left with Main's attorney.

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