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    Lawrence (MA) boy, 11, finds drugs in dad's luggage, calls police, chief says

    Police said an 11-year-old boy called police after he was rummaging through his father's luggage and came across a large amount of what he believed to be illegal drugs Wednesday night.
    Detectives went to the boy's home on Ferry Street where they said they confiscated 212 grams of heroin and fentanyl mixed in five separate sandwich bags in the luggage, said Police Chief James Fitzpatrick.
    The boy also told police he saw his father selling drugs to someone at their home earlier in the day when he got home from school, Fitzpatrick said.

    Police said an arrest warrant has been issued for the 40-year-old father, who will face major drug trafficking charges. Fitzpatrick said the man will also face a child endangerment charge.
    The boy and his 13-year-old cousin, who were both rummaging through the luggage, did not become ill, Fitzpatrick said. The man-made opioid painkiller fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than morphine, can be toxic to those who are merely in the drug's presence — even simply touching it.
    The drugs found by the boy would bring about $8,500 when sold illegally, police said.
    A scale and a bag of sandwich bags commonly used by drug dealers for packaging was also found in the luggage, Fitzpatrick said.
    Fitzpatrick praised the boy for having the courage and insight to contact police when he made the discovery Wednesday night.
    "We are definitely grateful he felt comfortable enough to call us," Fitzpatrick said.
    Police also immediately notified the Department of Children and Families about the incident. Such notification is standard protocol when a child is present in a criminally dangerous situation
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    Would you narc on a loved one?

    Poor kid

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    I wonder if the kid called the police because his father wouldn't listen to him when he told him not to deal drugs.
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