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A Moral Dilemma

I have a friend in a really difficult ethical bind right now, and I thought I’d share the story (with everything kept nice and anonymous, so there are no consequences). The issue is this: my friend’s sister is in trouble. She’s been trouble, period, for a long time now. She sells drugs, hangs out with some really bad people. I don’t know what happened to her (I’ve heard hints from my friend that something bad occurred in her childhood, but I don’t know more than the hints), but she’s gone way off in the wrong direction. Their family is upper middle class, with a fancy McMansion in the suburbs. My friend is studying to be a lawyer (which makes this story all the crazier). His older brother is already a doctor (which will come into play in a moment). The sister, though, she dropped out of school, and she’s selling drugs around their little suburban town. Seems to me she wanted to get caught, but, well, I’ll let you all decide. So, she did get caught, his sister. A few months ago, she was arrested for selling her brother’s (the doctor) prescription sheets. The opioid crisis is big business, especially if you can get a doctor’s prescription booklet. Imagine how much one of those sheets can be worth. Well, my friend’s sister knows. I stay out of that stuff. She got caught. I don’t know if she stole the prescriptions from her brother outright or if he gave them to her. He’s always been easier on her than the others, but he also claims now (and seems genuinely upset about it) that she stole them from his office. I don’t know. His issues are not the main concern of this post. The concern is my friend. Because he knows where his sister keeps an extra stash of drugs (he...
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