Internet Addiction At Its Finest: Teen Drugs Parents To Go Online Past Curfew

5 January 2013, 8:24 pm EST By Alexandra Burlacu email: Mobile & Apps

In the age of technology, the Internet plays a huge role in almost anyone's life, especially teenagers', but limited access often spoils all the fun.

Without limited access, teens would most likely stay online at all times, chatting, exchanging links, posting pictures and social media updates, having video chats with friends, browsing back and forth until the end of time. Some parents, however, are stricter in allowing their offspring to use the Internet, and those parents end up...well, drugged.  

For one California teenager, a 10 p.m. Internet curfew was just not right. To go around this inconvenience, the 15-year-old girl, along with a 16-year-old friend, decided to spike her parents' milkshakes to enjoy some good-old, after-hours Internet.

The teens went out to get the milkshakes, but laced the drinks with sleeping pills before getting back home. The parents found the shakes to have somewhat of an odd taste, and decided not to drink them. Before noting the taste, however, they sipped enough of the spiked drink to fall asleep within an hour, leaving the girls free to use the Internet as they pleased.

According to police, the girl's parents woke up at about 1 a.m. with some hangover-like symptoms and fell back asleep, only to wake up in the morning with the same "hangover." Sensing that something was off, they bought a $5 drug testing kit to test themselves. When the test results showed positive, the parents took their daughter straight to the police station.

Consequently, the 15-year-old daughter and her 16-year-old friend won a trip to Placer County Juvenile Hall, where authorities booked them on suspicion of conspiracy and willfully mingling a pharmaceutical with food.

Lieutenant Lon Milka of the Rocklin police department told the media that detectives were still trying to determine how much medication the girls put in the shake. Under California laws, law enforcement officers cannot provide much information on juvenile cases, and the girls remain anonymous because they are minors. Placer County prosecutors have reportedly not decided yet whether to press charges.

While all teenagers go through their phase of rebellion, one way or another, drugging one's parents to go online after curfew seems a bit extreme. Authorities have not disclosed what the teens were using the Internet for.

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