What is a #carepackage to a teenager? Not what you think

Example of a #carepackage from Instagram.

To teenagers, a #carepackage is a package of drugs, something they ordered on social media like Instagram or SnapChat.

Here’s how it works. The “buyer” can go on social media and write that they are looking for a #carepackage.  Then a drug entrepreneur contacts them, gives them an address, they pick up the package and leave money.

Often the package doesn’t label the drugs. It just comes with notes that say, “Snort it,” “Swallow it” or “Smoke it.”

So about a week ago, a seventeen-year-old in Richmond ordered one, used the drugs and ended … Read more...