LOCAL children ordering illegal drugs online

February 5, 2016

It’s one thing for police to arrest a drug dealer during an undercover buy.child with carton package isolated on white


But, whom do you arrest when you never see the product change hands?

That’s the issue Barbourville Mayor David Thompson and Police Chief Winston Tye want to bring to the attention of parents, grandparents and legal guardians.

Adults with children under their care need to be more vigilant of packages being delivered directly to their kids. In the Barbourville Police Department’s investigations into local youth drug problems, Chief Tye said he and his officers have seen a new and substantially growing trend emerge. Children are apparently ordering their drugs online and having the drugs delivered right to their door.

“This is an issue that is getting way out of hand,” said Chief Tye. “Kids in school are talking to their friends and classmates about easy (and quick) it is for them to order something (legal or otherwise) off the Internet.”

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