The good news: A 4-year-old in Selbyville, Delaware, kindly decided to share treats she brought from home with all of her friends at day care. The bad news: What she thought was candy was actually heroin.
Delaware State Police say the girl took her mother's drug-filled backpack to day care on Monday after the family pet destroyed her own. They allege that she began to distribute the bags to classmates, and soon Hickory Tree Child Care Center employees noticed the children carrying small bags filled with a white powdery substance. The police were called, and they determined the powder was heroin. Children who touched the unopened bags were taken to local hospitals, and all were examined and released, CBS Philly reports.
Police say a total of 249 bags of heroin weighing 3.7 grams were stuffed inside the bag. The girl's mother, Ashley R. Tull, was taken into custody and charged with maintaining a drug property and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Her three children are in the custody of a relative, and Tull has a no-contact order.
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