16-year-old calls 911 to turn self in

October 5, 2013

A 16-year-old boy called 911 and said he was a drug dealer, authorities said. He wanted to turn himself in and see a judge.

The boy called and spoke to a dispatcher at about 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and members of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office responded to his home in the 2700 block of Lipan Highway, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

“The juvenile, who was in possession of under 2 ounces of marijuana, told officers he sells marijuana and wanted to go to jail,” Rose stated.

Possession of that amount is a Class C misdemeanor, and that was the charge filed, Rose said.

County Attorney Lori Kaspar said she could not comment on this specific case. She noted that juveniles facing similar charges usually end up on probation and can be ordered to undergo drug treatment.

It’s unusual for suspects turn themselves in – without an outstanding warrant, Rose said.

“Maybe his conscience got the best of him,” Rose speculated.

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