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Kindergarten boy brings heroin to show and tell

By Reuters | Apr 11, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 34 ]

5-year-old's stepfather is arrested

A 5-year-old boy brought packets of heroin to a show and tell at his kindergarten, leading to the arrest of his stepfather.

The child was proudly displaying packets of a powdery substance to his kindergarten classmates in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Monday when his teacher noticed what he was holding, Detective Keith Bryant of the Bridgeport Police Department said.

"He was waving it around," Bryant said, adding that the teacher collected the packets and immediately notified her supervisors.

Authorities were called and a field test determined the substance was heroin, he said.

Later, the child's stepfather, Santos Roman, 35, showed up at the school and was arrested.

"He went to retrieve it (the heroin), and it wasn't there so he came back for his stepson," Bryant said.

Roman was arraigned on Tuesday on three drug-possession charges, including intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school and risk of injury to a minor, police said. Roman was held on $100,000 bail.

What is heroin?

Heroin is a drug made from morphine, which is extracted from the opium poppy. Street heroin can be sold as 'brown' or 'smack'. It is often 'cut' with other drugs or poisonous substances, so people often don't know what they are buying - making it extremely dangerous and it can carry a high risk for an overdose.

Warning:

Heroin is highly addictive and people can quickly get hooked.

Injecting heroin and sharing injecting equipment can  be very risky, as it runs the risk of the injector catching or spreading a virus, such as HIV or hepatitis C.

There is also the risk that veins may be damaged and that an abscess or blood clot may develop. - Source: talktofrank.com, drugs.com

COMMENTS [ 34 ]

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Apr 11, 2012 12:4 | 0 replies

Eish, bana ba, one day he/she will draw bagolo ba ja maarago...

Apr 11, 2012 1:41 | 0 replies

Kinks, hi. Yes, I notice. There's first time for everything.

Apr 11, 2012 1:50 | 0 replies

LOL
Dumbass.
Good job the teacher knew what smack looks like - come to think of it, how does she know what smack looks like?

Apr 11, 2012 1:51 | 0 replies

MommaC: An amusing point, though I reckon if a kid of five brought some little cellophane wraps of whitish powder to show and tell I'd have those little wraps examined by narcs pretty fast.

Apr 11, 2012 1:55 | 0 replies

RobinH

Maybe the kid showed and really did tell :)

Apr 11, 2012 2:4 | 0 replies

MommaC: Most probably. Probably demonstrated how to wrap a belt around a bicep and explained in detail. Kids that age are enthusiastic and pay a lot more attention than most adults realise.

Apr 11, 2012 2:8 | 0 replies

RobinH

Eish, very likely
And this was his mother's second choice of father figure for the kid? Its very unlikely he is headed for a career in neuro science

Apr 11, 2012 2:19 | 0 replies

MommaC: Tragic, isn't it.

Apr 11, 2012 2:21 | 0 replies

I see they listened to you RobinH, is this how it really looks like? MommaC that is one of the scary part, the choices we make once we have kids fathered by somebody else will always affect the kid. Maybe I must only date again when my son turns 21 or maybe leaves my house? LOL

Apr 11, 2012 2:26 | 0 replies

iPhone4

Its a scary world out there and you only fully realise just how scary it is when you have a precious little life to protect. Nothing wrong with dating now, just don't marry the one with the heroine stash :)

Apr 11, 2012 2:32 | 0 replies