Two teens arrested with drugs at a Cornwall school

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CORNWALL - Queens District RCMP members say they located a suspicious vehicle which was parked in the Eliot River Elementary School parking lot on Saturday evening, Nov. 17.

As a result of checking the occupants and vehicle, RCMP arrested an 18-year-old adult male and a 15-year-old male youth, both from Cornwall, for possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance.

Upon further search, 34 grams of marijuana, 12 hits of speed, baggies, scales, and a quantity of cash were seized.

Both individuals were released from custody and will appear in Charlottetown Court on Jan. 14 for plea.

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  • The sad reality
    November 26, 2012 - 12:10

    To Bill: I agree with you that the parents of the kids have to take responsibility as well. However, as a parent of a child who is using drugs, I have a different perspective than I would have 4 years ago. We've tried many things, and are continuing to try, including private counselling, school counselling, counselling via the Addictions Services staff in Mount Herbert. Nothing has worked to date, but give our child's upbringing, we never ever expected to be dealing with this situation. Counsellors (other than the private one) seem to suggest that it's natural for kids to experiment, and I know this from reading. However, we were not supported as parents - our instincts that this was a bad situation were not valued nor respected, and the child's behaviour was reinforced. We (police, society) do have to go after those who provide the drugs to our children. I've called the police and given them names, but those people are still selling drugs to kids. Maybe an investigation is underway, but it's been over a year and it's business as usual. I wish I had better news.

  • you gottta be kidding
    November 25, 2012 - 19:43

    I agree it is really to bad that these kids were on the school grounds selling drugs. I know there no doubt are probably really terrible issues affecting these kids. No we don't have meaningful rehab programs because we can't afford them. We can't afford to rehab these loser young people. Not rehab them and give the BANKS $ 550 BILLION . That my public is the choice we make when we condone PNP thieving political leaders and CONTRACTORS (accountants and lawyers) as well as EQUITY enhancement (bailout) for the financial community.If we want our youth back we need to stand for them not fall for double speak.

  • don
    November 24, 2012 - 10:11

    SKIPPY MCPUFFALOT. i want the courts to fire the book at theses kids. they will get into bigger drugs and how many kids will they KILL. and skippy maybe one of the people they might kill with there drugs maybe one of yours.

  • Skippy McPuffalot
    November 24, 2012 - 08:09

    A couple young fellas smoking some pot.. you want criminals take a closer look at the PNP list again, bet ya find some. Shame on the guardian by trying to sensationilize the headline by saying school. On SATURDAY evening it is no more then an empty parking lot. The rest of the world advances and PEI will likely spend thousands dragging these 2 to court only to give them nothing.. wake up.

    • Balderdash
      November 24, 2012 - 09:28

      Have another puff. I take it you didn't read they were busted with speed also? Or the date this was posted? Friday Nov 23, 2012. Friday, not Saturday. It's smokers like you that make the rest of us look bad.

    • dm
      November 24, 2012 - 17:07

      well said It's people like Don that keeps PEI from advancing

    • concernedmom
      December 01, 2012 - 12:56

      Regardless if it was Satruday or Tuesday, this is school property, these grounds are used on off School hours. You obviously don't have children, or you wouldn't be downplaying the gateway drug called "pot". Your last sentence says it all, and that is the problem " court only to give them nothing", if there is no consequences, things likely won't change. They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome. Our Justice system is insane. It is NOT up to the government to fix our children. Parents need to educate their children early on, and disciplining them, less of this would be happening. Sometimes you can do all you can for your children, and they still take the wrong path. The problem is this, there are too many naive parents that put blame everywhere else so they don't have to swallow the fact that there is something wrong with their children (and I don't mean that their children are bad people, I mean they have deeper problems, ex. emotional). The government can provide the very best of treatment and programs for addicts, but if they choose not to utilize it there won't be change. It's young people like this authorities should be using to get to the big guys, because until that happend, there will be more helpless young people willing to make the easy buck. Make your kids work, and earn as early as they possibly can. Teach them to make an honest living, take off the blinders and look for problems, pay attention to your kids. Chances are if your 15 yr old is spending time with an 18+ adult, just chilling, there is more to it than that. And NO these kids did not find this in the ditch, seriously though.. they found drugs, baggies, scale, and cash, cripes!!! give your head a shake. And also, please stop using this as an excuse to get your 2 cents in about our government... get off this board Plan B supporters, there are articles that pertain to your tree hugging personality trait!

  • dm
    November 24, 2012 - 02:14

    I love how everyone jumps to conclusions, how do you know it was an adult that gave it to them to sell Don was it you? is that how you know or something? they could have found everything in the ditch why don't you wait till more facts are presented rather then give an arm chair quarter back community workers run down of things, better yet get off your computer and go out into your community and help the youth that's what they need i'd say from reading the story

  • what is happening to our children
    November 23, 2012 - 20:15

    the 18 year old is of legal age so he will be treated as an adult, I say THROW the book at him and teach him a lesson then he should be ordered by the courts into an extensive rehabilitation program. Oh yeah, PEI doesn't have one. The 15 year old is probably a senior student at Eliot River and should get a swift kick in the ass, then sent to a rehab program until it is determined by the appropriate professionals that he is in fact rehabilitated. Then they need to find and go after the scum bag(s) that they are selling for, they are the ones that are providing the youth with these dangerous drugs and reaping the benefits and getting away with it. What is wrong with our children today? they are so naive and are ruining their lives before they really get started. there needs to be a serious crack down on this kind of activity and our Government HAS to start investing in rehab programs for both drug and alcohol addictions because what currently exisit is nothing more than a joke. they can afford millions on a highway why can't they afford to invest in our youth which are our future generation, but it's not JUST the youth there are many many adults who are addicted and are to blame as well, but if there was some early intervention with extensive programs to these chronic problems they might stand a chance to get their lives in order.

    • d
      November 24, 2012 - 02:21

      It is ppl like you who sit at home and comment on your computer all night and who don't go out into the community to help our youth, that is what is happening to our children, How do I know your on the computer all night I don't I am just assuming everything like you and the other wise commenter on this story.

    • Bill
      November 24, 2012 - 06:30

      To What Is Happening....if the 15 year old is still a student at Eliot River then he might as well keep selling drugs. Eliot River is an Elementary School. I always see these posts that the government has to fix the drug problem with our youth. The government does have programs, and though they may not be top-notch, there are some good programs out there. The problem is that there are a lot of people like you that are just sitting around waiting for the government to fix their children. The parents of these kids have to take responsibility too. They have to help fix their children as well. They can't be thrown to the province and say "here fix them." I know some parents do everything they can to help their kids. But there are many who just blame the government for the drug problem with our youth and don't do anything to help their kids. It's just not right.

    • eliot river
      November 26, 2012 - 07:22

      Eliot River is an Elementary school. That means grade 4-6 or ages 9-11 Since the school system isn't failing students anymore this kid should be in high school. The parking lot at the school is pretty bare on the weekend so it would be a good place for these kids to sell their drugs. Just an FYI Also really agree with the comment about where the province decides to spend their money. They can afford millions on the hotel or the road but just push this issue under the rug

  • don
    November 23, 2012 - 18:28

    they are "Juveniles"so they know they will get nothing done to them. but the adult that gets them to sell gets away free. but lets see theses kids go to jail adult jail give them a taste of what is to come. as they say believe it to be true. if you can do the crime then you can do the time.