One mother in Texas is pleading for help after discovering that her 11-year-old son is addicted to injecting meth.
Rena Alvarado of Texas City says she was cleaning up her son’s room when she noticed a syringe in the trash bin. She says she knew it had to be drugs because there would be no other reason for him to have to inject anything.
“It like just kills me inside,” said Alvarado to KHOU. “Just to, you know, even look at it. Just keeping it — I kept it because I have to get him help.”
Not knowing what else to do, Alvarado went to the police to ask them for help. She says they refused to do anything.
“I showed him the syringe and everything, and he did not want to have anything to do with it,” said Alvarado.
“If an adult was caught on the street with that they would be in jail,” said the boy’s aunt Rachell.
When the boy was tested for the drug, the tests apparently came up negative, but Alvarado says her son actually admitted to his father that he had been injecting meth. The boy claims that he bought it from a 13-year-old at a local skate park and has been using it ever since.
Alvarado says she has kept the syringe as evidence so that someone can help her son and arrest the person who sold it to him, but admits that it’s difficult for her to look at it.
“I don’t want to keep it because every time I see it, it hurts me,” said Alvarado. “Every time I see my son going through the symptoms he is having, it hurts me.”
According to reports, a Texas City Police Chief just recently said he is not familiar with the case but that they will investigate it.