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  • Anonymous

    Good for dad for giving permission to search. 

    • I hope you don’t have kids….you will be a failure as a parent. You’d make a great cop though. Or maybe an informant….

    • Harry H Snyder III

      Right, good for good-ole dad.  He couldn’t do the job himself?  Why?  Now the boy has a permanent drug note in his record even if he is found not guilty. 

      • Anonymous

        He had drugs in his room, he broke the law and if he was an adult would probably have been arrested and spent time in jail.  

        • Anonymous

          I highly doubt that.  It said nothing about a criminal amount,  just a useable amount.  That is only a fine,  I believe $500.00.  So if the kid doesn’t have it,  he will go to juvenile hall for failure to pay.  For a weed that grows in the garden beside any other plant.  Meanwhile,  Dads has half of a 12 pack in the fridge.

          • Anonymous

            dad probly had his own stash in the house and let the kid take the rap so it wouldnt be found. gotta figure in a few years it’ll be wiped off the kids record anyway.

          • Harry H Snyder III

            Since the advent of computers NOTHING is wiped off a record.  I was talking to a local sheriff a month ago, and he brought up a speeding ticket I received in Holden in 1977.  I was going 70 in a 55 on 1-A. 

          • Harry H Snyder III

            Actually under Maine law the family is libel for the fine if one is imposed (which usually doesn’t happen with younger juveniles)

        • Anonymous

          Incorrect.

          From NORML’s state laws page for Maine:
          Possession-  “Usable Amount” (under 2.5oz)
          Civil Violation
          Incarceration- none
          Fine- $350 – $600

          You don’t get arrested for a usable amount, you get summonsed.

        • kevin smith

          wrong. marijuana is decriminalized in maine and therefore carries no jailtime

        • Anonymous

          or not because if he was an adult he wouldn’t have allowed the police to search his room. and this is MAINE, marijuana is decriminalized. Just be glad the kid isn’t on bath salts. 

        • Anonymous

          if he were an adult he would have been given a citation and set free.

        • Guest

          Time in Jail?????? For a lil weed!!  Come on!!  The 1930’s are over, stop watching Reefer Madness and learn the truth about the harmless lil plant. 

          • Anonymous

            Harmless????  the kid is 14 and it is harmful to the development of his brain.  and clearly it is still impacting your brain.  Hope you are not smoking that lil plant when you are on your skidoo 

          • Anonymous

            Please cite a link to a scientific study confirming your claim that marijuana is harmful to the development of anyone’s brain.

  • Anonymous

    snitch

  • Anonymous

    WOW! A 14 year old with a couple grams of skunk weed…. this is BIG!!!! The DEA must be proud of this massive bust.
    Wish the orono/ old town police would search the people they KNOW are selling massive amounts of oxys and bath salts. I’m sick of these people being arrested, then let go.
    Please stop focusing on some wannabe kiddie pot head that pisssed off one of his friends enough for them to tell on him. Focus on the people that are selling the crap to him. 
    This is not news. This is a joke.

    • OldWench

      As the parent of a middle school student I beg to differ.  This IS a big deal.  The kid is a MINOR…someone’s child for crying out loud.  All I can say is this…God help ANYONE who offered, provided or pushed ANY drug to my child.  They would be digging themselves out of the dumpster with the rest of the trash.

      • Anonymous

        I hope you are on the side of legalization for adults, Wench.
        Children have a harder time obtaining alcohol and cigarettes than pot because it is sold on the black market.
        Illegal drug dealers don’t ask for ID. (Legal ones do, though!)

  • Anonymous

    my parents would have done the same thing. Except I wouldn’t live to see the court date

    • My father DID the same thing….we haven’t spoken since….37 yrs now.

      • Anonymous

        Is it worth it?

        • Anonymous

          Well, he’s bragging about it…… lol. So I guess he thinks its worth it.

  • I wish our only drug problem was a kid smokin dope. The meds the docs put them on are 100 times worse. 

    • Anonymous

      No Kidding!  My 16 year old was given 60 Oxycodone pills for surgical pain.  As prescribed it was a 3 day supply!!!

      • wow, not cool! Hope you didn’t allow him to take the whole script. Crazy!

        • Anonymous

          No way!  I think she took maybe 15 over a couple weeks.

      • Anonymous

        typo…someone left the 0 off the 30 day scrip. if this is true then you’ll do well to sue the doctor or pharmacist as no one gives out a scrip for 2 oxy’s pr hour for 3 days.

  • Guest

    I dislike stories like this. Without naming the boy, he and his family are “put out there.” Does this  make an example out of this young man, or make him famous at school? This kid was ten 48 months ago. The neighbors can bend the blinds a little from now on.

    • Anonymous

      10 48mos ago? you mean 4 years ago? i wonder why a 14yr old is in middle school. I was in 7th grade at 14 after staying back a year. perhaps he started smoking at 10.

      • Harry H Snyder III

        Some “Middle schools” are 6 through 9.  Usually when they were formerly called “Junior High.

      • Anonymous

        His birthday could be after October 15th. That would make him almost 6 when he started school.

      • Anonymous

        perhaps, perhaps, perhaps!! Why should anyone care unless it were their own family?!
        It’s none of our business, IMHO.

  • Anonymous

    Seems strange to be searching kids bedrooms based on what some other kid said. If it was me I would have thanked the officers for their information and dealt with it myself.

  • Tom

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    • ^ I’m with Tom ^

      • Tom

        You abide.

    • Anonymous

      Good Luck!

  • Anonymous

    Our tax dollars at work!  :(

  • Anonymous

    Good thing there weren’t any real crimes happening at that time. Such a waste of time and taxpayer money.

  • Anonymous

    Im not newspaper editor. I do notice that there is a spelling error in the headline of this article.

  • Alykins

    This should not be in the news.
    My brother was busted for pot in his high school last year back in New Hampshire. He was 14 as well. I, myself, was 13 when I first tried weed and 14 when I smoked regularly with friends afterschool. My brother is starting to act like a delinquent, maybe because he has continually been treated like one. But neither him nor the boy in this ridiculous article seem to be dealing to the other kids. I’m not sure it’d be right to pressure a juvenile to give up their dealer’s name either. Seems like something you could regret either way as an adult.

    But, in the least, this is disgraceful publishing..

    • Anonymous

      Why don’t you get the story straight, it said that the school resource officer was alerted to the possibility that he had drugs in his room by school officials.  How do you think they got that information, I assume it was a kid told a teacher.

      • Anonymous

        So the Po-Po went on a possiblity.  It’s possible there are thieves in Augusta,  It’s possible some of these cops partake themselves,  it’s possible i’m not typing this,  but my wife is.  It’s probable that I worked 9 hours today,  and will smoke a bowl right……….NOW!

      • Alykins

        So when children make accusations, we should always investigate? Of course with sexual abuse, I would agree. But pot? C’mon.

  • Alykins

    And p.s. if marijuana were legal for adults, children wouldn’t be as easily able to get it. Any high-schooler will tell you that it’s harder to get alcohol or cigarettes than pot. Drug dealers don’t ask for ID.

  • Anonymous

    this guy calls himself a father he should have told 50 to beat it and gone and smoked up the boys dope the boy is a little young but gotta start somewhere probally learned from mom and dad in the first place anyways this kid should look to move as soon as possible from his rat dad

    • You got that right…..can’t even trust his own parents ! This kid will only get rebellious now…Not even his fault his Mom and Dad are lousy parents. I have 2 boys and they are FAR more important to me than the law…..I would’ve said it was mine.

      • Anonymous

        Probably will be mine,  someday;-)  Thats one thing I won’t stand for…..Go git yerown!!

        • Anonymous

          Unless it’s better than mine…..

  • Anonymous

    After the cop confiscated the pot, he went to the ‘fridge, grabbed the 12 pack, then broke into the cabinet to grab some liquor and took off for a long lunch hour. Oh, the humanity!

    • Yup ! But good thing Dad was righteous. He just taught his kid a valuable lesson….that even Fathers can be brown nose snitches !

    • Anonymous

      Oh? I thought the donut was in a locked file cabnet. Thanks’ for the hospilitity sir .Come on boys we have more bedrooms to go thru. 

  • Smoking pot isn’t the best trait to learn but trust ? This kid will hate his Father forever ! Long after the kid is grown and become a productive member of society, his Father will never regain his trust or respect. Nice job Dad ! Nothing like lining up with society to kick your own kid in the arse….. ! And how is this newsworthy ?

  • Anonymous

    This reminds me of something. Oh yes that’s it, it has a slight tone of that of  Hitlers Youth. Report on thy neighbor. 

  • Harry H Snyder III

    Teenagers should be taught to ask for a lawyer as soon as they have hostile contact with authorities.  Survival is reserved (in this new world where parents turn in their own children) for the knowledgeable.

  • Anonymous

    i wish the mdea would stop wasting my money !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!move on to the oxys and bathsalts in every maine county at this point. take your pick.

    • Anonymous

      They can’t hear us!!

  • they should have a picture of two smiling police with the bounty laid out on the table. heres some info police… go to every teens house and more than half will have weed hidden in their bedroom… watch out folks theyll be knocking on your door any minute.

  • Anonymous

    I hope is room was clean. If not they will be calling DHHS  on a childs messy room

    • Anonymous

      Good!  Get that beatnick son of mine out of here!….( i’m turning his room into a micro brewery…)

  • Anonymous

    Yet another story from Police State U.S.A.

    no surprise that this was in Orono….democRAT control freak central…I bet Emily Cain just got off the phone with the dad congratulating him for relying on government to do his job for him.

  • biggest non story ever

  • jimbobhol

    Maybe this is a parent being a parent. None of you know the involvement the parent had it this action and none of you know what led up to this decision of this parent.   

  • Charge a Kid that would be an illegal search if he was an adult paying rent. Get real Maybe recommend counceling I could see and take the stuff away to many people Fear police. Give the kid a criminal record when alot of other kids are doing worse drugs prescribed by doctors? Most kids make mistakes we do not need the law involved with the little ones.

  • Guest

    where are the parents?

    • Anonymous

      I agree…my grampa wouldve drug my dad to the woodshed had he pulled somethin like this on me.

  • Anonymous

    I think people should be glad the kid isn’t on bath salts or prescription medication.  

  • Ian

    I thought marijuana was decriminalized, why are we treating the kid like a criminal?
    Why is this even a big enough story to even get written in the first place?

  • melvin phinklestein

    orono cops are ridiculous, whitehouse was stoked to go in there and bust some teenage kids experimenting with a little greenery, he’s notoriously been involved in going out of his way to bust teens. Does he envy there youth? Does he feel he has to show his dominance over these teenage boys and girls because most of them have a few inches on him? Most likely.

  • Joseph Charles

    Who’s to say it wasn’t a friend of the kids who tipped off the police? Or someone who may have seen him using it in his room from his window or something?

    However, It’s healthier than most energy drinks, cigarettes, and alcohol so I’m all for Legalizing it. But that doesn’t mean that if it WAS the father who called the cops on his kid, that’s any better.
    Dads got balls. He better start using them and face his kid on his own. 

  • The consequences of being subjected to our warped  legal system will do more harm to this young person than the pot would ever do.

    • Anonymous

      Well said.

  • Anonymous

    Yep . . this will only lead to hard stuff . . like getting his Masters or PhD!

    Meanwhile . . “responsible” adults will suck down cocktails and lament our wayward youth.

    Prohibition has not  . .is not . .and will not work!

  • Anonymous

    This is absurd. Why is this police work?  This is the  parents jurisdiction not the State. This war on drugs is a total fraud. Unbelieveable!

  • charging a 14 year old kid for having pot is stupid. i smoke pot. its not a bad thing. and its not a gateway drug. its a natural herb. if u want to call it a dangerous drug, your so wrong that i need to light a joint because it hurts my soul. i dont know the numbers off the top of my head, but the justice department throws away so much money trying to fight marijuana. seriously. the reason its so dangerous is because its illegal. legalize marijuana and all that money will go to something better and alot more worthwhile. like heroine, cocaine, meth, dangerous drugs. 

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