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Norton Youths Arrested for Drug Trafficking

High school and middle school age youths found using drugs in Norton home.

A drug trafficking incident involving middle school and high school age youths led to three juvenile arrests today.

At 4:15 p.m., Norton Police executed a search warrant at 4 David St., Norton.  Norton Police detectives conducted an investigation after receiving information regarding a high level of drug trafficking coming from the residence. Through surveillance, detectives became aware of several high school and middle school age children frequenting the residence and participating in drug activity.

As a result of the search warrant, three male juveniles were placed under arrest and drugs were seized. The seized drugs include marijuana and Clonazepam.

 All three juveniles are charged with possession of a Class D substance (marijuana) with intent to distribute. One of the juveniles is additionally charged with possession of a Class B substance (Clonazepam) with intent to distribute. The juveniles will appear in the Attleboro District Court at a later date.

 Norton Police were assisted by members of the Northern Bristol County Drug Task Force.

Jen May 18, 2012 at 01:29 PM
@Norton Politics - your statement that the state trooper was investigated for 15 minutes might also be an exaggeration, no? Don't comment on reports being exaggerated and then say something dumb like that.
Jen May 18, 2012 at 02:08 PM
@Paul: "As a taxpayer if my child got in trouble, I would hope for a free pass first time around." What else would you like people to get a free pas for? What if you were the one distributing drugs - should you get a free pass too since you pay taxes? What if they raped someone - free pass again? That argument is so ridiculous I'm bothered that I'm even responding to it. If one of my kids got in trouble - I'd hope that they were treated fairly, had their day in court that our justice system provides and that they could turn their lives around. And, since they are juveniles, their record would be expunged and wouldn't be on their back their entire lives. And the NSA agents listening to calls - I can guarantee you that I do like it. First, they'll never listen to mine because I lead an ethical and morally responsible life. Second, it's a form of protection for our country that has proven to stop attacks on this country.
Kelly A. Mello (Editor) May 18, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Hello Concerned, this information came straight from Norton Police Department, my sole source of information, since the suspects were reportedly minors and as such could not have their names released. If something more happened here and you can put me in contact with the family, I'd be more than happy to speak with them.
Trot Nixon May 18, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Jen- I completely understood what he wrote about so, enough with the snide grammar comments. Secondly, the issue here is how police departments focus their efforts in protecting the public. Honestly, I'd rather them out there catching drunk drivers than forming a task force to go after high school kids who have smoked pot...I doubt that you have ever smoked pot before but there are millions of people who have but besides the point.... and I was saying about the statie shooting that woman was that they threw a ton of resources at some potheads and then when it came to that New Years Eve Shooting....Wasn't that shooting incident not labeled an accident within hours of the shooting? I mean how do you do a complete and thorough invistigation in one night?? Just saying....
Jen May 18, 2012 at 03:47 PM
@Norton Politics Re: "I completely understood what he wrote about so, enough with the snide grammar comments" Last I checked you aren't the Patch Police so if I want to comment about someone's horrible grammar, because it proves my point that the person is an idiot - that's my right. The guy used the word "thay" how many times? And rape? And "minorrs". I'm calling a spade a spade.
Jen May 18, 2012 at 03:50 PM
@Norton Politics Re: "forming a task force to go after high school kids who have smoked pot...I doubt that you have ever smoked pot before but there are millions of people who have but besides the point.... " Here's a couple points for you. One, my dad has terminal cancer. When it was suggested he use marijuana, he didn't go to the local high school or park to get it - he got a prescription from his doctor. Two, I spent a summer in Amsterdam where pot is legal, when I was 19 - make your own assumptions about that trip.
Jen May 18, 2012 at 03:53 PM
@Norton Politics Re: "Wasn't that shooting incident not labeled an accident within hours of the shooting? I mean how do you do a complete and thorough invistigation in one night??" The point on that is this - did they rule out that the state trooper wasn't maliciously gunning for the woman - yes. Did the investigation end in hours - no. Look at the articles written about the shooting to refresh your memory.
ConcernedVoter May 18, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Sounds like those against the arrest must not know the issues previously, same group got caught last November for smoking weed at the school dance. In addition if they were watching the house then they clearly knew what was happening. So those people complaining this was a "one off" think again it was clearly a habitual issue with these group of youths and its happening again due to lack of parental support.
Jen May 18, 2012 at 04:16 PM
@ConcernedVoter - finally, someone with a head on their shoulders!!! :)
MaineMom May 18, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Jen, Let's go to Amsterdam. I'd like to party with you.
Don't Like Jen May 18, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Hey Jen...get a life. You sound more and more dumb the more and more you speak.
Kelly A. Mello (Editor) May 18, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Cheech, I have deleted your comments for containing expletives. You are more than welcome to comment if you keep it clean.
Billy bob thornton May 18, 2012 at 06:57 PM
For christ sake it was a little pot get the hell over it when you were a kid you never did anything wrong? Thats part of childhood then you grow up. They used unresonable force to aprehend 8 teenagers, 2 of which were females. And only one of them had pot on him. And the other teens were arrested on freeman street in a car not at the home. All in all they didnt even find over an ounce in the home so paul thank you for getting it and to all the others GET YOUR STUFF STRAIGHT
Cheech & Chong May 18, 2012 at 07:08 PM
This whole situation involing us "drug distributers" just made the Norton Police Deparment look ignorant. The forced they used on us highschool was was unnecessary, they had guns drawn pointed at our heads and whiped us to the ground. All for a little bit of weed. They treated us like we were murderers. Not to mention they gave a completely wrong story. So, good job NPD you busted a bunch of kids balls for smoking a little bit of pot. Like none of you have smoked pot before. Just goes to show how many people in this world are just ignorant. Good to know our town is safe from us pot smokers.
Paul May 18, 2012 at 07:09 PM
"Don't like Jen" please read her posts again. She clearly does have a life. It sounds as if she is a concerned parent who cares about the quality of life in Norton.
Jen May 18, 2012 at 07:42 PM
The point of the conversation was what information we all had from the police reports and this article. If you KNOW more about the story, then good for you and of course your opinion will be different.
Jen May 18, 2012 at 07:47 PM
It was very nice of you to call me an expletive. I got an email of what you wrote before it was deleted from the post. In case you're lacking enough common sense to read what I wrote about, I clearly said that I didn't think my kids were going to be angels. I'm really, really sorry that you got in trouble. It sounds as though you are a wonderful child with a big future ahead of you.
Jen May 18, 2012 at 07:49 PM
From my post above: "I'm not saying my kids will be angels their entire lives, in fact I highly doubt it."
Jen May 18, 2012 at 07:50 PM
:)
Jen May 18, 2012 at 07:51 PM
I'm sorry - have you said anything intelligent on this. Show me where.
Trot Nixon May 18, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Jen- We have something in common as my father has leaukemia and i feel strongly about marijuana laws. All I am saying is using tax payer funded task forces to go after kids who smoke weed as compared to maybe going after drunk drivers, pedophiles, domestic abusers those are the crimes we need to be going at...not high school kids
Michael McKenney May 18, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Wasn't just pot, kid was also dealing pills too. Get your facts straight before you start talking out of the wrong side of your mouth.
Thoroughly Disgusted May 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM
I think everybody needs to take a deep breath and.... get a life! There's a big world out there. Step away from the computer/phone/tablet and explore it. Oh, and Jen, instead of talking about your kids, and how much you watch them, why don't you take them to a park, museum, baseball game, etc. Since you have spent the majority of your time judging and accosting people from Thursday PM-Friday PM, they would probably enjoy some QT.
Jen May 20, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Hey disgusted Show me a post I wrote before 8am or after 430pm when my kids weren't at school, dance, baseball, hockey or with their stay-at-home father and then I'll agree with you. And if you think everyone needs to get a life, why did you bother reading 32 comments and posting?
Mom*of*4 May 22, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Either way, the kids that were arrested, were in fact breaking the law. And there are consequences for breaking the law. I don't know the details of the actual arrest, as many of us don't. I do think that they were up to no good for quite a while if the police had been keeping an eye on them. And yes, kids will be kids and make mistakes, but if they don't learn from them, the problem escalates into something that can't be changed, permanent, or even life threatning.
Jen May 22, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Well said.
Jay May 22, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Laws were broken. Suffer the consequences. Pretty Simple. Stop pretending to know what happened and look at the facts you are presented with. This is not Monopoly, no free get out of jail cards. It is real life, we all know that, adults and kids, now we deal with it.
S Kay July 08, 2012 at 01:47 PM
I second Jay's comment - and I'd like to keep the druggies away from my family. These kids get a pot smoking habit (and other habits after they try other drugs when they can't get their pot) that they cannot afford to support. Pretty soon they are visiting your home and influencing their young friends, indoctrinating others, stealing your belongings and pilfering from your purse/wallet. These are no longer harmless actions but the beginning of a long and unhappy disruption of your family and of the lives of others they touch. Jen, however, you best continue to keep your eyes and ears open--but there are no guarantees. Even the best of us can't control everything that our kids do or sneak around doing in spite of the efforts and precautions we take. Drugs are now strictly money driven, and those seeking to enrich themselves with drug money don't care how they get it or who they drag into their mess.
james July 13, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Paul sounds like a poor parent who wants to blame his child's shortcomings on everyone else. Kids should be responsible for said actions. If you want to deal drugs (not just pot, but a class B substance), be prepared for the results. Its a shame too many people can't take responsibility for their own actions, kids learn this from the ignorant parents. Jen, You are right on with your comments.
Tanya July 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM
“He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.” Ben Franklin. I think “TruthSeeker” has legitimate concerns about citizen's being monitored with no warrant. And sadly, folks cheer the disintegration of our constitution on to be ‘‘safe” thus consenting with the government as it grabs all kinds of frightening powers over its people. It's naive to think that arrest means guilt. Life is not TV. The DNA ‘‘Freedom Project” shows that many an innocent person has been jailed and even put on death row due to poor investigations or even malice. Grammatical mistakes are common and to point them out is a desperate argument, especially on a web where people tend to write fast and perhaps too furiously. For example, you can't ‘‘literally” lose your mind unless it falls out of your skull and rolls under the bed where you are unable to find it. We all tend to live in glass houses Jen, whether over confident about our grammar, how our kids will turn out or what will take place in our houses when we are not home. Finally, the idea that good parenting keeps kids out of trouble and bad parenting makes them bad kids is probably the society's biggest myth and one usually promoted by mothers with very young children. I wish those luck with young kids who think highly of their parenting skills. May poor results never contradict your smug self-satisfaction. Keep in mind though that good fortune is often confused with fine ability.

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