Matale youth shares story of drug-use and being a father at 17

Matale youth shares story of drug-use and being a father at 17

Matale youth shares story of drug-use and being a father at 17

Written by Tharushan Fernando

08 Jul, 2015 | 8:29 pm

An underage youth was charged with molesting a underage girl, robbery and breaking and entering. He is now the father of a minor.

A resident from Matale, he volunteered to share his story with News 1st, noting that his situation was first only due to the use of cannabis but he then upgraded to drugs like heroin. He added that he used it to escape from the pain of a broken relationship with his girlfriend and that before that he did not use anything.

He further noted that they usually have around six or seven packets and heroin was Rs. 1000. He said he later fell into another relationship with a girl; and when he was just 17 and she, 16, they had a child.

There are two cases of burglary, one for breaking and entering and another for stealing batteries from vehicles, against the individual.

The Dumbara Prison located in Pallekele was a prison that was established recently was revealed to be a host for a drug ring where according to the individual in question, the officials in the prison bring in drugs and give them to inmates.

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