Hostirad (hostirad) wrote,
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This is just not right

A friend of our family was in the wrong place at the wrong time about three weeks ago and charged with the possession of and intent to distribute marijuana. The amount was allegedly 1/8th of an ounce. Because this 18-year-old kid was with his 17-year-old friend, he was also charged with corruption of a minor. He was arrested and bail was set at $14,000. His family is not well-off; I have no idea how they came up with the bail money. The stress was too much for the kid's mother. She died last week of a heart attack, at age 48. And her son, who is one of the nicest kids I have ever known, is facing possible jail time.

Something is very, very wrong with drug laws and an enforcement system that send a high school student to jail for a small amount of marijuana, extract what amounts to a king's ransom from a poor family, and put the accused person's mother into an early grave. Very, very wrong.
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