Parents Outraged After Cop Charges 11-Yr-Old Child With “Possession” for Having a Leaf that “Looked Like” Marijuana, Kicked Out of School for a Year

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2015/03/16

BEDFORD COUNTY — In another example of the glaring absurdity that is the “War on Drugs,” a cop has charged a 6th grade child with “possession” for having a leaf that merely looked like marijuana.

The parents of the boy state that he now suffers from panic attacks and depression, and is seeing a pediatric psychiatrist, after the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office engaged in what many agree was malicious prosecution against the young boy.

The 11-yr-old child was charged with “possession” and prosecuted for months by officers and lawyers, according to reports.

On top of that, he was kicked out of his school for an entire year, preventing him from socializing with his friends on campus.

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“Essentially they kicked him out of school for something they couldn’t prove he did,” said Melvin Williams, an attorney who is working with the boy’s parents in lawsuit filed against the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy M.M. Calohan filed a “possession of marijuana” charge against the little boy, even though the leaf that the boy had was not marijuana.

Field tests performed on the harmless leaf came back as negative, confirming that it was not marijuana.

“The field test came back not inconclusive, but negative,” Williams said.

“Yet [Deputy Calohan] went to a magistrate and swore he possessed marijuana at school.”

Apparently, another student at the boy’s school reported him to the principal for having a leaf that looked like marijuana.

Once the boy was brought into the principal’s office to be searched and punished, the parents arrived at school and the mother asked, “Can I see the leaf?” according to reports.

To which the deputy replied: “No, it’s already in evidence,” according to reports.

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After all the discipline and the legal burdens, the boy “just broke down and said his life was over. He would never be able to get into college; he would never be able to get a job,” his mother said.

Watch the video below of a retired police captain pointing out how harmful, foolish, and corrupt the US Government’s “War on Drugs” is:


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