October 7, 2014 10:15 am -

A Delaware woman was arrested after her 4-year-old daughter brought 249 bags of heroin to a day care center in Selbyville and started handing the packets out to other children, thinking it was candy, according to state police.

“None of the packets were opened by any of the kids,” Master Cpl. Gary E. Fournier said on Monday night.

According to 11 Alive, several children were checked out at local hospitals as a precautionary measure, but they were released, he said.

In total, 3.735 grams of heroin were found, which is enough for a felony possession charge.

30-year-old Ashley R. Tull was charged on Monday with maintaining a drug property and three counts of child endangering, then freed on $6,000 secured bail.

Fournier said, “The investigation is continuing and more charges are forthcoming” while declining to say whose heroin it was.

When employees from the Hickory Tree Child Care Center saw children with small bags of white powder, the police were alerted at around 11:45 a.m., Fournier said.

The teachers promtly took the bags from the children.

When the packets were taken to the police department, the powder tested positive as heroin.

The 4-year-old girl took the heroin to school “unknowingly” after her mother gave her a different backpack when the family dog ruined hers overnight.

When the girl found the heroin, Fournier said, “thinking the packets were candy, she began passing them out to her classmates.”

The three endangerment charges were for the 4-year-old and two other children — a 9-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl — who live in the home, Fournier said.

The three children were placed with a relative and Tull was ordered to have no contact with them, Fournier said.

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D.B. Hirsch
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7 responses to 4-Year-Old Girl Brings 249 Bags Of Heroin To Day Care, Hands Them Out Thinking It’s Candy

  1. crc3 October 7th, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Speaking of bad parenting…

    • CharlieMA October 7th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      …and then some.. not even being aware of what the child is doing/what she has.. Candidate for the Darwin Award

  2. Bunya October 7th, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    How could anybody misplace that much heroin? I wonder how much the street value is.

  3. rg9rts October 7th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Took the whole stash!!!

  4. R.J. Carter October 7th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Oh, great. Now mom has to pass out the meth for Halloween.

  5. Harry Hood October 7th, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I would guess $5 bags….maybe $10 but I doubt it….so $1245 to $2490 which is a crazy price for 3.7g of heroin. Definitely a street level pusher in the house.

  6. whatthe46 October 7th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    whoever she’s dealing for is gonna be PISSSSED.