Drugs Found in Children's Home Mum Sent Her 16-Year-Old Son Cannabis
A mother regularly sent her 16-year son packets of cannabis into the children's home where he had been placed in care, German police said.
"She apparently didn't want her son to feel bad," Detlev Kaldinski, spokesman for the police in Rotenburg, central Germany, told SPIEGEL ONLINE.
The 39-year-old single mother now faces a charge of breaching German drug laws. Her son had been committed to the home for abuse of soft drugs.
Police said staff at the home decided to check his mail after he kept testing positive for drugs even though he had no money and wasn't allowed out of the house without a supervisor. They found a five-gram packet of cannabis in a parcel of tobacco and cigarettes she had sent him.
Police investigators now claim the mother had sent him cannabis five times in recent weeks.