[P]olice have deliberately set up undercover buys in church or school parking lots, or initiated stops in front of a parking lot to trigger the more serious charge, [wrote] Michael Sibbits, former chairman of the Board of Pardons and Parole.
Also, notably, few of the cases in drug free zones (a first degree felony offense) involve children:
Christine Mitchell, deputy director of the Utah Department of Corrections, looked at 45 first-degree felony cases over a 12-month period. In only three cases were children present when the offense occurred.
Drug free zones sound good in theory, but they simply do not work in practice.