A man is behind bars after police say he tried to sell meth to a 12-year-old using Facebook.
The boy’s mother spoke with News 9 and has a word of warning for all parents.
“I was going to have his Facebook deactivated for punishment,” she said. “When I was going to deactivate the Facebook account, the message pops up.”
This mother does not want to use her name, but she does want people to know what a man tried to do when he messaged her 12-year-old.
“The messages started getting weird, and I’m like, ‘OK. I’m going to follow this out to see what they’re really talking about.’ And it turned out he was trying to sell my son meth,” she said.
She kept the conversation going and then turned it over to police.
“I was sick to my stomach,” she said. “How did my son know this guy? A hundred things were running through my head.”
Detectives went back and forth with Robert Lewis LeClaire and pretended to be the boy. They set up a time and place to meet LeClaire.
“He was wearing exactly what he said, and they made contact with him,” Enid Police Captain Jack Morris said.
Police say LeClaire had two grams of meth on him, and was ready to sell.
“He saw the picture of the kid on Facebook, thought he used drugs and thought he was about 15 or 16,” Morris said. “So, he started messaging him,”
"Please. Constantly check your children's cell phones, social media, tablets,” the boy’s mother said. “I never thought that this would come across on my son's Facebook."
LeClaire was arrested and is facing several charges.