Originally Posted by Skate Daddy 9
This weekend a neighbor told my older brother that my oldest son was the neighborhood drug dealer. My son is no angel but I don’t think he is selling drugs, other than the obvious of talking to my son about the accusation does anyone have a suggestion of what you would do to verify such a strong accusation if it was your kid? Thanks in advance.
Can you talk directly with that neighbor first, before you talk to your son, find out where he got his information? I would tread lightly of course, if your neighbor comes back with some solid proof.
If it's verified, I would have a stern talking to with your son and let him know what others are saying. Drug dealing carries some pretty stiff penalties that can cost your son his future. I would find the laws of your state related to drug dealing and print them out and go over them with your son. Ask him if he wants to spend his life growing up in prison or answering to a probation officer for x number of years.
How old is your son? If he's over 18 and you can confirm he is dealing, I would kick him out of my house. That kind of activity can fall back on you if your son is "doing it" out of your home. If he's under 18, I'd impose some strict rules, take away his phone, curfews, etc. Basically keep him under lock and key, because again, that can come back on you, even harder if your child is under 18.
I'm just thinking what I would do.
P.S. My H spent two years in prison for dealing crack cocaine. His brother spent 2 years in prison for having residue of cocaine in a baggy in his car. Another side, the previous owners of our home lost the home to the state when renters manufactured meth inside the home and grew pot in the shed.