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9. Adolescent Criminal

Updated on March 1, 2013
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Adolescent Criminal

Adolescent Criminal is the continuation in a series of hubs in which I discuss my life of rebellion, dabbling in the Occult, drugs, crime and prison to life-changing conversion through Jesus Christ. Click here to read it from the beginning. In this hub, I will discuss how I started out using and dealing drugs.

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Living it Up

By the age of 23, I was a full-time drug dealer. I had no “normal” job; I didn’t want a normal job. Selling drugs paid too well, was tax free, and provided me with nice things: cars, an apartment in California, leather furniture, a big screen TV, a pocket full of money, the attention of pretty girls, friends and more drugs than I could ever do (oh, yes. I was a user).

I dealt in anything I could get my hands on; although I had three main products: marijuana, cocaine and crystal meth. Over the years of my drug dealing career (which lasted about 5 years), I worked my way up to where I would buy between $3,000 to $10,000 worth of dope at a time (depending on the product). I always tried to buy as much as I could afford because buying in bulk was cheaper. In other words, it increased my profit margins. At times, I would invest everything I had in a few pounds of weed, a pound of crystal meth, or a quarter-kilo of cocaine. However, getting caught with a load of dope means getting an increased prison sentence; but I wasn’t thinking about that at the time. That’s too bad, because that is exactly what happened to me in Emeryville, CA, in November of 2003.

Drug dealing is not a job you can apply for in your local paper. Neither is it something you could major in, in college—it is something that you learn solely from the streets! And those could be some hard lessons. I was a drug user for many years before I tried my hand at drug dealing.

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Bottles Up

I spent much time with my new friends. We smoked weed, laughed together and listened to West Coast gangster rap music. My friends were even so kind as to introduce me to alcohol. Drinking alcohol just became another routine in our friendship. At first, I didn’t like the taste of alcohol. It is something that you really have to get accustomed too. After all, you are drinking poison; and your body does not take too kindly to poison. Moreover, I had a low tolerance for alcohol and would get sick and vomit; although, it was partially my friends’ fault because they insisted I finish my 40 oz. or 62 oz. bottle of malt liquor. I think they wanted to see me suffer. Sometimes I would get so drunk that I lost nearly all motor functions. A few times I called my mom to come and pick me up from my friend's place because I was just too drunk to maintain.

My parents would get heated whenever I came home drunk or high. However, in my immature adolescence, I did not understand that they were just worried about me and that is how they expressed their concern. They were trying to discourage me from ruining my life, because they had more foresight as to where the path that I was walking on would lead. Nevertheless, in my stubborn selfishness I continued down the road to ruin, soon to enter into a new experience with drugs: crystal meth. I'll talk about that in my next hub. Click on the link below to read it.

10. Meth High

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Eunice Stunhlhofer - I'll have to look into that. Thanks.

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      Eunice Stuhlhofer 4 years ago

      Writing a book would be a great idea. Probably you could try self publishing like Lulu, Create space. Best wishes.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      Kejanny - Thanks, brother. I tried getting this published in book form, but you have to jump through hoops to do it, and it takes forever. I'll use Hub Pages for now. Thanks.

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      Kejanny 4 years ago from Port Moresby

      Thank you for sharing your story with the rest of the world so that people don't go down that path. I agree that an e-book is an excellent idea. Great hub.

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      X-Con 4 years ago from The Free World!

      techygran - Thanks!

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      Cynthia 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Great beginning of your story-- like how you break at just the right time to guide us to your next hub. Good work!

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Miss Tiff - You're welcome.

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      Miss Tiff 5 years ago from Utah

      Thank you for being so open and honest about your own story to help others learn.

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      joy 5 years ago

      Thnx

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Shuga - Thanks.

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      SHUGA 5 years ago

      thanks for the story you r doing good reaching out to ftell the story to detour others.

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Sunshine625 - Good night!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Keep your fans posted! I'll buy it! You could even create an ebook. I'm following you and will be back to read more of your hubs soon. It's sleep time for me.

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Sunshine625 - Yeah. I've been thinking about that... Thanks.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      You should consider writing a book, if you haven't already. I think many could benefit from your experiences.

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Samkoskei - Thank you. Please, share it if you like it!

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      Sammy Koskei 5 years ago from Nairobi

      It is wonderful testimony.

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      They're stubborn, like I was.

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      ann 5 years ago

      Tanx 4not being ashamed 2share ur experience. Most teenage don't take dis talk 4real they want 2experience it demselves I don't no y

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Thank you for your comment Pamela99.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I hope your hubs do teach young people and their parents to recognize the signs and dangers of drug addiction. I think teens get caught up in this life for all the reasons you mentioned and they don't consider the possible consequences. I am glad you are on the path to help others, and also to enjoy a life with the respect of your family and others. Thanks for sharing your life.

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      X-Con 5 years ago from The Free World!

      Thank you!

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      April Reynolds 5 years ago from Arizona

      I appreciate your willingness to share this part of your life in order to help others from following the same path. Thank you xcon!