Police Call 11-Year-Old 'Brave' After He Reports His Dad For Allegedly Selling Drugs
The man was arrested.
An 11-year-old boy called the cops on his father Wednesday to say that he had drugs in his luggage, according to police.
Massachusetts police are praising the boy who told officers "I think my dad sells drugs" during a call to dispatchers, according to police.
He also reportedly told police he had seen his father deal drugs earlier in the day.
Police said that as a result of the “brave” boy’s actions they found more than 200 grams of heroin and fentanyl in his dad's suitcase.
The drugs were worth $8,500.
Yamil Mercado, 41, was charged on Friday with trafficking heroin and reckless endangerment of a child.
Police later found that the boy had also called the Department of Children and Families about a year ago to report his father for dealing drugs, according to the Boston Globe.
The boy is now in the care of family members.
Mercado has pleaded not guilty.
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