Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing


Boy charged with distributing sugar bags

UPI News Service, 03/24/2005 

An Iowa junior high student faces criminal charges for allegedly distributing bags of powdered sugar he claimed was cocaine.

The 13-year-old has also been suspended from Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in Council Bluffs, KETV-TV in Omaha, reports.

Under Iowa law, the penalties for possession and distribution of a simulated drug are as stiff as those for the real thing, so the boy, who has been charged as a juvenile, could face serious charges.

Ron Diimig, a spokesman for the Council Bluffs schools, said the school has the same policy. He argues young people who buy fake drugs and take them with no effect could be deceived into thinking that real cocaine is harmless, with tragic consequences if the next baggie they get has the real thing.

A girl allegedly given a baggie of sugar also faces a drug charge. The television station said the boy denies claiming the substance was cocaine.

Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Take Our User Survey

Page generated in 0.047997951507568 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed