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My 21 year old grandson is spending most all of his pay on…

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My 21 year old grandson is spending most all of his pay on marijuana and/or other drugs. Is there any way to stop this such as incompetent/

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Missouri

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No. My husband and I are "elderly: (71) and know he has stolen over $2,000 from us but how do you put your grandson in jail/prison.

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Isn't that enough.

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Good morning. I am sorry to hear about this. As an adult, it is at his discretion to spend his pay on whatever he wants. The only way to stop this would be to call the police and report this and see if there is a basis to arrest and charge him. If he stole money from you, you can report it and he can be charged or if you report his drug possession and the police interact with him and believe he is in possession, can arrest and charge him as well. Of course, if this happens, it may scare him straight but he can spend his money how he wants.

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Just as I figured. Thank you.

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