lol, that is an excellent recipe for getting the whole family into the business. you not only arrested a breadwinner, you took away their bread.Here's a radical idea...let the families police the problem.
If someone of ANY age is arrested for SELLING (small quantities) drugs...instead of jail...reduce government benefits by 50% to the immediate family, second offense reduce to 25% and 3rd offense...cut off all benefits to the immediate family.
Instead of putting the money into the court system...open drug rehab centers that the entire family can visit and work through problems...with the incentive of keeping government benefits and with the possibility of INCREASED benefits if everyone in the family tests clean for 3 mos, 6 mos, etc.
Families need help, communities need help and attitudes and environment need to change...make the problem unacceptable and provide clear incentives to make a change.