Reporting Drug Smoking?

(36 Posts)
Nat38 Sun 01-Sep-13 21:49:13

Advice needed please!!
The teenage boy a couple of doors away has taken to smoking drugs with his mates in the back yard.
The stink of the drugs they are smoking keeps coming into my house, with me & my children in it.
I have asked them all to move down the garden so this does not happen & they can still smoke!
They have totally ignored me!!
I am going to have a word with his mum tomorrow to hopefully resolve the problem.
Would I be unreasonable to report to the police as well??

Misspixietrix Mon 02-Sep-13 09:05:46

moustachio grin <looks for how to change wifi name>. OP I would have a word with the Mum first too ~

catinabox Mon 02-Sep-13 09:17:37

Oh poor you OP. The smell of weed is horrible for people that don't smoke.

I'd have another word with them and perhaps ask whether the parents know that they are smoking down the garden.

If the parents don't know, suggesting you might have a word if they carry on could put them off.

I personally wouldn't call the police.

Sounds like they are getting it far too easy anyway, when we were teenagers we were forced to hide in bush shelters to smoke grin

comingalongnicely Mon 02-Sep-13 09:21:52

There're a couple of lads that obviously sneak out of the house to have a puff in the small nature reserve near us. They think they're being subtle & cunning but everyone knows what they're doing because of the clouds of smelly smoke & the shifty looks! Makes me laugh every time.

I don't think Plod would be much use to you in this situation, parent maybe, but if they're not in when the kids are doing it, it's quite hard to stop them....

Arnie123 Mon 02-Sep-13 11:16:52

I used to live next door to heavy pot smokers. Did not bother me they we pleasant enough people, no loud music or anything

musicismylife Mon 02-Sep-13 11:36:04

They just don't have the time or resources to nick everyone who sparks up a spliff.

Worra grin

Nat38 Wed 04-Sep-13 18:07:18

I am now getting sick of this lad a couple of doors away & his mates!!
They are still smoking drugs, they are winding up a dog-pitbull type dog-going to slam it in the face with their feet, shouting -no yelling at it-to attack, all with plenty of swearing in there!! Another neighbour came out & told them to tone it down, just to get a load of abuse & laughter of them!
They are jumping my gate into my garden for god knows what reason!!
I am sitting hear feeling so angry & scared!!
I get the impression that his mum knows about his behaviour from what got said from the other neighbour but not the drug smoking.
I am going to have to have a word with his mum, there is no way round it is there???

littlewhitebag Wed 04-Sep-13 18:08:33

Call the police. This is more about anti social behaviour than just drug smoking.

Oblomov Wed 04-Sep-13 18:24:47

I have no idea what you all think the police will do, but let me suggest to you all that it will be completely minimal!!

OddBoots Wed 04-Sep-13 18:30:43

That latest behaviour is very much a police matter. Poor dog (and poor you)!

12thDoctorsCompanion Wed 04-Sep-13 18:44:23

people can be young and not indulge in drink/cigarettes/drugs/sex.

or is the world so changed that they HAVE to now, to be 'cool' or whatever the word is nowadays!

i wouldnt want my child smelling this stuff, (and weve lived in places like that), nor do i want my child indulging when theyre older- they may experiment yes, but im hoping they wont.

seeing/hearing/smelling other people doing it is not exactly discouraging is it?

op, dont recommend speaking to their mum, if you can smell it shell be able to and is obv not doing anything about it, theyll just cause trouble, id phone 101 and seek advice.

dont speak to neighbours again about it, if police do go round theyll susss it was you who dropped them in it otherwise.

MrsWedgeAntilles Wed 04-Sep-13 21:00:42

We had this trouble with our old neighbours.
DH dealt with it beautifully. He reckoned there was a very big element of trying to look cool in front of their mates so he listened to them until one of them started coughing. He then went out and was madly over solicitous in offering help in the way of glasses of water, hankies, patting hands, calling in medical held etc. He only had to do this 2 or 3 times and we never saw them out smoking again. It might help that he's a giant, hairy Scots man.
I would have recommended this method to you until I read your last post but if they're scaring you I think you should call 101 and get some advice.

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