Chief: 11-year-old boy called police to say father had drugs in luggage

LAWRENCE, Mass. — Authorities in Massachusetts are praising an 11-year-old boy who called police to report that his father had drugs in his luggage.

Lawrence Police Chief James Fitzpatrick said the boy also told officers Wednesday that he had seen his father selling drugs earlier in the day.

Fitzpatrick called the boy "brave."

Police say they found more than 200 grams of heroin and the powerful opioid fentanyl in the suitcase.

Prosecutors say the father, 41-year-old Yamil Mercado, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of trafficking heroin and reckless endangerment of a child. It could not immediately be determined if he has a lawyer.

The boy is in the care of family members. The Department of Children and Families is investigating.


Kharma says...

Good boy!

Posted 19 May 2017, 12:37 p.m. Suggest removal

gagewatcher says...

good for him. but can you imagine what it would be like to turn in your own father ?

Posted 19 May 2017, 2:41 p.m. Suggest removal

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