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First Time Offender

Tue, Dec 1st 2009

Yesterday, my 15 yr. old was suspended from school for possession of prescription speed (Concerta) with the intent to deliver or sell. He has never been in any kind of trouble before in his life. I am worried because I have never had to deal with this kind of situation and I do not what to do or who to ask for help. The meds were my younger son's that he no longer takes. My 15 yr. old was approached by another child for the meds. My son thought they were allergy pills. The other child promised my son a pair of boots. He did not know that he was giving the child narcotics until later. He had already given the pills to the other child. The other child was the one who was caught and I came to find out that it was his third offense. My son has been suspended from school for the remainder of the semester and will loose credit at school. I am scared. I do not know what to expect.

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