An 11-year-old boy called the police on his father recently after he found a briefcase filled with highly illegal drugs.
According to WCVB News in Boston, the boy was looking through his father’s luggage when he found the drugs.
Unsure of what to do, he called 911 to report the briefcase.
“I commend this young man for being brave enough to come forward and report that these dangerous substances were in his home,” said James Fitzpatrick, the police chief in the town of Lawrence. The chief also disclosed that the boy had witnessed his father selling drugs earlier in the day.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The drugs in question are undeniably dangerous. Detectives reported that they recovered 212 grams of both heroin and fentanyl.
The latter is a synthetic opiate so powerful that it can cause lethal overdoses in small amounts and even cause damage or death though accidental contact with the skin.
Drug Enforcement Agency officials have warned law enforcement personnel throughout the country to use extreme caution when handling the potent narcotic, according to Medscape.
Reports indicated that the drugs were packaged for resale within five sandwich bags hidden in father’s luggage. To his credit, the boy’s dad turned himself in to police without a fight after he realized they were searching for him.
Yamil Mercado, 40, was arrested on charges of drug trafficking and child endangerment.
The young boy has been placed under the care of his grandmother while his father waits for his trial.
That must have been an extremely difficult decision for the boy to make, but he made the right one and kept dangerous drugs out of the hands of others.
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