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July 27th, 2012
06:52 PM ET

Father using old mailboxes to get drugs off the streets

After losing his son to synthetic pot, Lance Dyer was inspired to get drugs off the streets and he's found a unique way to get it done. He's taking old mailboxes from the US Postal services and made them into pill/drug drop-off boxes.  Brooke talks with Dyer more about why he's doing and finds out just how much he has collected.

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  1. Name*Andrew

    Are you kidding me? Lost his son to pot? He lost his son to mental illness. Stop trying to make pot the scapegoat for obvious reasons.

    July 30, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  2. Frank A

    Anthor victim of the War on Drugs. Simple, no war on drugs, no synthetc pot, kid is still alive! The number of Americans killed in the War on Drugs is est. between 7,000 to 15,000 people a year. Why doesn't the DEA keep an official head count? Drugs are bad, the War on Drugs is far deadlier. History has already tought us this lesson, yet we countinue repeat our mistake 🙁

    July 30, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  3. JC

    I'm sorry for his loss, I can't imagine anything worse than losing a child.

    However, I would like to know what the coroner listed as the cause of death? Odds are it'd be Death by Firearm. Sure the psychosis drove him to using the gun, but the simple fact that a gun was present and available gave him the means to commit suicide in this fashion.

    I would suggest he also set up boxes in pairs; one for drugs, and the other for guns.

    Guns owners are so blinded by their love of guns that even when they lose their own child he can't attribute any of the blame to the guns themselves. Admit it, if there were tighter gun laws they wouldn't be available to be misused. For such an advanced nation, the mentality of gun enthusiasts is immensely primitive.

    One more point: I'm not a drug user, nor do I care about legalizing marijuana... but let's imagine that it'd be legal for a moment. Fake marijuana would disappear, and nobody went crazy on the real stuff. Marijuana doesn't kill people, guns do.

    July 30, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  4. Bob

    I don't smoke marijuana but it should be legalized.. Deaths like this would be eliminated. How much money do we have to waste on this fake "war". It's clear that the people of the US no longer support it.

    July 31, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  5. smiddy

    the cartels would hate it if we legalized marijuana, it's their main cash crop.. and... one could burn real marijuana as an incense.

    August 1, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  6. Jimmy

    I am still blown away by the fact that marijuana is illegal in this country. Alcohol kills SO many people every year yet it is legal and now this LEGAL "incense" is killing people. How many people have EVER died from real NATURAL marijuana? It has never happened! How many people would stop using the synthetic killer if the real and SAFE plant were legal? Why wouldn't our leaders want to save all of these lives being destroyed and paralize the drug cartels that use the funds raised by selling illegal marijuana to bring in the dangerous drugs like heroin etc.? These "leaders" HAVE to be getting something out of it...why else would they be pro-drug dealer instead of pro-law abiding citizen? It makes me embarassed to be an American.

    August 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  7. Ken Margo

    If drug dealers weren't so violent, they could sell all the drugs they want. But because they shoot at people in broad daylight, people are forced to get the police involved. My advice to drug dealers, cut the violence and you could sell your drugs ALL DAY without being bothered.

    August 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
  8. Michael M

    If weed was legalized this would have never happened. Whats wrong with out government? Anyways, yea glad they're catching all these drug dealers. It's criminal to arrest a drug user. Get the drug dealers.

    August 4, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
  9. Marcie M

    I am so very sorry for the tragic death of this young man, and the pain his family has suffered from his death. I commend his father for taking action and finding a small yet effective way to help get these dangerous synthetic drugs and other addictive medications out of homes. This is a great idea! Thank you for thinking outside the "box" (pun intended).
    To the people who are commenting about legalization of marijuana, this really is not the forum for that discussion. I understand where you are coming from, and though I agree that marijuana should be legalized, this story is about the loss of this man's son to SYNTHETIC pot, and his manner of helping to get the drugs off the streets and homes.

    August 5, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  10. wow

    wow, just wow.
    people blaming deaths on a substance that cannot cause death (unless allergic, which is a completely different story than this one).
    hate to be the devils advocate here, but chances are the kid didnt get high, had underlying issues, and took his life because of reasons other than smoking fake pot. its sad that the life is gone, but drugs are not to blame.

    August 11, 2012 at 11:11 am |
  11. choa chu kang mcl land ec

    Veryy descriptive article, I loved that a lot.

    Will there be a part 2?

    March 31, 2015 at 7:38 am |

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