Our growing pill problem is getting so out of hand, that a mother had to turn her own son into police.
This wasn’t a middle aged woman turning in her adult son for the crime.
Police say the alleged pill thief is only 13-years-old.
They say that the young boy took her anti-anxiety pills.
According to West Virginia’s Metro News, the boy was not home when authorities answered the woman’s call.
But a short time later a neighbor reported a break in and a burglary of pills.
Shortly after that burglary, the boy stumbled into the bushes.
The authorities say the boy was unable to run in a straight line because of the effects of the pills.
The boy is now facing charges in juvenile court.
West Virginia, like many other states, has been plagued by prescription drug abuse.
And as tough as it is for a mother to turn her son over to authorities, this may help the boy overcome his desire to use pills.
Parents cannot sit back and think that the pill problem in this country won’t take hold of their child.
More kids are trying prescription drugs because they are deemed “legal drugs.”
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