Even the brightest and most promising of teenagers make mistakes in judgment. Many teenagers experiment with drugs, from nicotine and alcohol to marijuana and even harder substances. A large number of teens who try a drug a few times won't experience any long-term ill effects.
A suburban Houston man recently pleaded guilty to possession of 78 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute after his arrest at the U.S. border at Brownsville. He had packed the marijuana into the tires of his pick-up truck.