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11-Year-Old Reports Mom, Boyfriend as Drug Dealers

  1. Phungushead
    11-Year-Old Reports Mom, Boyfriend as Drug Dealers

    LAWTON, Oklahoma -- An 11-year-old boy is being praised by Lawton police after he called 911 to report his mom and her boyfriend were dealing drugs from their home.

    According to Lawton police, the boy had planned on turning his mom and her boyfriend in for the past few months. The 11-year-old told police he warned his mom numerous times that "drugs are bad," but she just told him to keep quiet, which he did until he'd had enough.

    "911, what's your emergency?" said a 911 emergency dispatch operator.

    "I live here with my mom and her boyfriend, and her boyfriend sells marijuana," the 11-year-old told the 911 operator.

    Lawton police called the boy's actions courageous. The call led police to house where they found the boy with his one -year-old brother along with a quarter pound of marijuana and other drug paraphernalia.

    Police said the drugs all belonged to the boy's mother, 33-year-old Jennifer Lynn Patterson, and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Dewayne French.

    "He felt real uneasy about the situation. He said he knew it was wrong and tried to report it a couple other times," said Lawton Police Lt. Todd Palmer.

    According to police, the boy had gone to his neighbors and his grandparents hoping someone would do something, but no one did.

    "For whatever reason they decided it was inappropriate for them not to get involved," Palmer said.

    But finally out of concerns for not his safety but his two younger brothers, he finally decided to call 911

    "He was really carefully looking after them," Palmer said.

    Patterson and French were both charged with felony counts of drug possession with intent to distribute.

    Posted: Jan 13, 2010 4:05 PM PST
    Updated: Jan 13, 2010 7:10 PM PST

    By Jon Jordan, NEWS 9


  1. g666d
    The poor, mislead individuals in this world...
    So does this kid get witness protection? Or just new foster parents?
    I blame the mother.
  2. anonuser30500
    Lets hope the child has immediate family who can take care of him.

    It looks like the kid has had more on his plate than we are seeing. Was it selling cannabis or the people who came. Maybe it was being used there which would be wrong if you have an 11 yr old who knows what is gong on.

    Plenty of parents smoke but they make sure the kids do not see it going on.

    The mother should aim higher than someone who deals from the family home.
  3. Space Numpty
    SWIM agrees that there is probably more going on behind the scenes.

    At the end of the day the guy was selling a bit of weed. A quarter pound of weed as found by the police is fuck all tbh. SWIM has more than that in personal gear. On the face of that alone this story is media hysteria. At the same time it shouldnt be done literally in the face of young children, stealth should be exercised. As SWIM said he feels the story runs deeper than the weed alone because of this.

    SWIM loves that great Nixonite statement "Drugs are bad". It epitomises the ignorance in society. Although he doesnt blame a small child for saying it, hes heard more than a few "adults" quote the same line and it never ceases to grip his shit.

    Poor kid, SWIM hopes he comes out of it not regretting his actions as his mom and boyfriend are no doubt going to be made example of and he could find himself dissapearing down that black hole that is the child care system.
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