A sixteen-year-old boy got arrested on “soft drug” charges in Germany, and got remanded to a children’s home for observation and care. He kept testing positive for marijuana even though he couldn’t leave the home. They checked his pockets and found a packet of pot — a care package from his mother:
A mother regularly sent her 16-year son packets of cannabis into the children’s home where he had been placed in care, German police said.
“She apparently didn’t want her son to feel bad,” Detlev Kaldinski, spokesman for the police in Rotenburg, central Germany, told SPIEGEL ONLINE.
The 39-year-old single mother now faces a charge of breaching German drug laws. Her son had been committed to the home for abuse of soft drugs.
She had sent her son pot five times since his entry to the home. Apparently, Mummy didn’t want to see her son suffer, so she decided to send the hair of the dog as a comfort while he was supposed to be rehabbing. It appears that German authorities may have discovered the real problem at the boy’s home.
Still, we know how the boy got the pot, but how did he get away with lighting up? Pot has a distinctive aroma, one which notoriously lingers. The police and the community may wonder what the facility management is doing at the children’s home — and what else may be happening behind their backs.