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Handgun investigation leads to drug arrest for teen

Nebraska teenagers struggle with substance abuse on a daily basis, despite alcohol and drug abuse rates beneath the national average. In addition to addiction and other health risks, teenagers who abuse illicit substances may also find themselves in trouble with the law.

Law enforcement in Sioux Falls, South Dakota recently arrested a 15-year-old boy on drug charges after an employee at a local community center reported to authorities that she thought she saw him showing another teenage boy a handgun. 

The two boys, the other one 16 years old, had left the community center when authorities arrived. However, the teenagers had not gone far, as a neighborhood search located them only a few blocks away. The boys did not have any guns, and the 16-year-old was not charged, but authorities discovered drugs on the 15-year-old and took him to the juvenile detention center on charges including underage possession of tobacco, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and illegal possession of a prescription drug.

The 15-year-old also faces charges for possession of drugs in a drug-free zone for allegedly taking the drugs onto the property of the community center, which occupies the same property as an elementary school. There is no indication that the teenager had any intent to distribute the drugs. Authorities also investigated the homes of the two boys, who were on an active list of runaways, and found that no guns were missing. 

Teenagers illegally in possession of guns or drugs may face criminal charges and therefore may find it helpful to engage the services of a defense attorney.

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