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An Arizona pastor could spend some time behind bars, after officers busted him for selling drugs.   The arrest can serve as a reminder to parents that even people with seemingly respectable careers and backgrounds can be involved in illegal activity.

According to KSEE24 News, Mark Derksen admitted to police that he served up to 30 clients a day.

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He admitted to giving away free drugs to convert people into customers.

Undercover deputies purchased drugs from Derksen, which wrapped up a two year investigation.

While executing a search warrant, officers found heroin, meth, Oxycontin, scales, and weapons in Derksen’s home.

He may seem like a small time player in the drug selling world, but his role as a religious figure is the type of trusted person that could introduce kids to drugs.

There’s no word on whether or not Derksen ever sold drugs to minors, but this can serve as a reminder to parents that drug dealers are typically not sinister looking men lurking in an alley somewhere.

They often are people who can be trustworthy, and have a responsible appearance.

Authorities busted a narcotics ring in Colorado Springs, six other states and Mexico and law enforcement officers said that kids are among the buyers of the cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and marijuana confiscated in the bust.

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Fourteen people are in jail, as part of the seven state operation.

The investigation revealed that a number of recent burglary crimes were linked to the drugs, as more kids addicted to heroin are becoming desperate for drug money.

Among the drugs confiscated were, eleven pounds of heroin, ten pounds of methamphetamine, more than a kilo of cocaine, and six-hundred pounds of marijuana.

Parents should not be fooled. Kids are not just dabbling in pot smoking. They are among the people abusing cocaine and meth and they are a growing sector in the heroin popularity.

You can read more about the drug bust from KOAA’s website, by clicking HERE.

UPDATED info from the Middletown Journal:

Investigators say that this teen had been running the operation since he was 15 years old and he had several high school students working for him. This adds to the severity of the crime, as he was not only ruining his own life, but several other teens’ lives as well. The spokesperson also said that this boy looked amazingly clean cut and that you’d never suspect he was running a major drug operation.

Read the journal for all of the details.

A Cincinnati teen faces drug dealing charges, after authorities broke up what they say was a $20,000 a month operation.

Detectives found $6,000 in cash at the boys home and they served search warrants at three different locations and discovered what they say was $3,000,000 in marijuana plants.

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There’s no word on how long this operation was active, but detectives did point out that the 17-year-old made it a point not to sell on campus.

If what the police say is true, who was this teen dealing to?

Were students buying this much marijuana off-campus?

More details will surely come out on this case, as several others were arrested. But authorities say the 17-year-old high school senior was the mastermind behind the operation.

These kinds of stories serve as a reminder to parents that teens may not only experiment with marijuana, but become criminally involved with it. Possession is only a misdemeanor in most states, but cultivating for sale and selling to minor charges can add up to serious felonies.

Without getting into one of those “gateway” drug conversations, we can say that when a teen is around a drinking or drugged environment, the risk factor of crime or injury is increased.

Talk to your teens about the dangers of alcohol and drugs. This teen may end up facing charges that will keep him behind bars for numerous years. He will miss college and the life that exists right after high school. While others are getting an education, learning a trade, or experiencing life for the first time as adults, this boy, if convicted, will be sitting in a cell.

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A teen accused of stealing an iPhone from school faces further charges, after the police tracked the teen to his home and found a drug stash of heroin.

It happened in New Canaan, CT. The phone was reported stolen, and school officials along with authorities reviewed school security video at the time of the theft.

When authorities went to the boy’s home six days later armed with a search warrant, they discovered his heroin habit and stash. They also found residue from marijuana and distributing supplies and a scale.

The bust may be the final step in getting this kid some help. It sounds like in addition to his selling drugs to support his habit, he was also turning to stealing to support it. Now that alleged phone theft could lead him toward the path of recovery. I’m sure if he took that phone, he never thought it would leave to a police raid, and his drug habit being found out.

It reminds me of a story last year in which a blogger was standing in the kitchen with his wife and his phone rang. The caller ID identified that it was his wife’s phone. Puzzled, he looked at his wife then answered the phone. They figured out that the phone was in the family car and their teen was driving it. The phone had wedged between the seats and accidentally dialed the parents. Turns out, they heard their teen driving up and down the street asking for perks. He was looking for percocet.

They were able to get their teen help because of that accidental phone call. Hopefully, if this teen is found guilty, he will get help as well.