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Old 02-11-2020, 11:23 AM
 
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Should my family ever be faced with a child battling addiction, the best case scenario for us (and worst for the dealer) would be for them to show up at my house to threaten me.

The average drug dealer is a junkie skell. The cartels wouldn't be collecting debts from parents.

I'd simply smile, invite them inside to talk (thereby satisfying the castle doctrine legal requirement), then straight up end it.

In 2008 I was living with a friend just prior to buying my house. He was into some trouble. A bookie came to the door looking for him. It didn't end well for that guy. For my daughters, I would do far, far worse.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:30 AM
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Should my family ever be faced with a child battling addiction, the best case scenario for us (and worst for the dealer) would be for them to show up at my house to threaten me.

The average drug dealer is a junkie skell. The cartels wouldn't be collecting debts from parents.

I'd simply smile, invite them inside to talk (thereby satisfying the castle doctrine legal requirement), then straight up end it.

In 2008 I was living with a friend just prior to buying my house. He was into some trouble. A bookie came to the door looking for him. It didn't end well for that guy. For my daughters, I would do far, far worse.
That wouldn't satisfy the castle doctrine. It would most likely create a first degree murder charge.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:33 AM
 
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I live in Ireland so the situation might be different from the U.S. but I'm hearing stories from friends about a sibling or friend of a friend who's family has had to pay off drug dealers cause one of the kids borrowed too much and couldn't pay it back.

The closest story was a classmate who told me his younger teenage brother borrowed €750 worth of weed and then couldn't pay it back. The drug dealers came to his parents house and threatened to burn the house down if it wasn't paid. His parents took out a loan and paid the dealers. Many say going to the police is pointless cause they'll tell you the same thing but might give you the added benefit of getting your kids in trouble for drugs.

If you were in such situations, what would you do?
Who "borrows" weed? Who "loans" weed? Loan sharks out to entrap teenagers, really?? And you say, that going to the police is pointless, because they'll "tell you the same thing". What "same thing"? The "same thing" as what?

I'm sorry, OP; I'm not able to follow your story. But threatening arson is a crime (not to mention the drug dealing, and possibly: contributing to the delinquency of a minor, if there are minors involved). Is it at all common in Ireland for people to have surveillance cameras on their homes' exterior? People could put up hidden cameras to record these thugs, and take the footage to police.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:35 AM
 
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Should my family ever be faced with a child battling addiction, the best case scenario for us (and worst for the dealer) would be for them to show up at my house to threaten me.

The average drug dealer is a junkie skell. The cartels wouldn't be collecting debts from parents.

I'd simply smile, invite them inside to talk (thereby satisfying the castle doctrine legal requirement), then straight up end it.

In 2008 I was living with a friend just prior to buying my house. He was into some trouble. A bookie came to the door looking for him. It didn't end well for that guy. For my daughters, I would do far, far worse.
That's not how the castle doctrine works, and besides, there is no castle doctrine in Ireland. This isn't helpful or particularly relevant to the OP.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:07 PM
 
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What happens in my house is my word alone.

Very well versed in this.

I’ve no clue what Ireland’s laws are, but the OP asked for the American perspective.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:26 PM
 
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That's not how the castle doctrine works, and besides, there is no castle doctrine in Ireland. This isn't helpful or particularly relevant to the OP.
Another internet Rambo.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:27 PM
 
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It doesn’t take Rambo to handle drug dealers. I’ve been doing it for two decades. Most are about as tough as a limp piece of spaghetti.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:00 PM
 
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Who "borrows" weed? Who "loans" weed? Loan sharks out to entrap teenagers, really?? And you say, that going to the police is pointless, because they'll "tell you the same thing". What "same thing"? The "same thing" as what?

I'm sorry, OP; I'm not able to follow your story. But threatening arson is a crime (not to mention the drug dealing, and possibly: contributing to the delinquency of a minor, if there are minors involved). Is it at all common in Ireland for people to have surveillance cameras on their homes' exterior? People could put up hidden cameras to record these thugs, and take the footage to police.
Given the amount involved, (€750) I wonder if it wasn't more of a Retail Floor Plan with goods extended on credit. That's the only way it would make sense.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:18 PM
 
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Given the amount involved, (€750) I wonder if it wasn't more of a Retail Floor Plan with goods extended on credit. That's the only way it would make sense.
Right. On loan to sell it and give back the profits minus whatever was agreed upon.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:36 PM
 
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Most likely street dealer to distributor. It’s common for distributors to extend product on credit to their street dealers.
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