Posted by Pleasanton Parent, a resident of the Country Fair neighborhood, on Mar 11, 2010 at 7:15 am
Ask the experts in this town (police, drug programs for teens and adults, etc.) about the increasing street drugs being used by our kids and you'd be surprised. Parents in this town are in denial and think their kids aren't involved with these drugs. I hope the Pleasanton Weekly does an investigative story on this topic (street drugs, gang presence in town) with the help of the Pleasanton police department. It is easier for the high school kids to buy street drugs than cigarettes or alcohol.
Posted by It is sad but common, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Mar 11, 2010 at 7:28 am
Unfortunately, this happens everywhere regardless of socio economic status. A friend who lives in Saratoga (the wealthy part of it) said that over there they raided a house because of marihuana. Apparently the owners were growing it and they got caught and went to jail.
Drug abuse is a problem in every neighborhood not just in California but across the nation. I hope children realize that drugs are bad for them, and parents should be more involved and watch their kids more closely.