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Boy charged with adding Adderall to coffee

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Gazette Staff
April 24, 2008
— A 14-year-old Janesville boy told police he wanted his mother to know what it felt like to be on medication so he ground up one of his Adderall pills and put it in her coffee, according to police reports.

The 14-year-old was referred Tuesday to juvenile authorities on a felony charge of placing a foreign object in an edible substance.


The boy told an officer he was tired of being medicated and wanted to stop taking Adderall, so he put the drug in his motherís coffee so she would feel its effects, police reported.


The mother told police her son brought her three cups of coffee Tuesday morning, and she noticed that the second cup tasted different and that the third cup had a white granular substance on the rim.


After police told the boy they would have the substance tested, he admitted placing the drug in his motherís coffee, according to police reports.


Adderall is a stimulant made from a blend of amphetamines. It is primarily prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.



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