Heroin distributed at Delaware daycare

Little packets of heroin were mistaken for candy by a 4-year-old at a Delaware daycare. (photo courtesy DSP)

Little packets of heroin were mistaken for candy by a 4-year-old at a Delaware daycare. (photo courtesy DSP)

A 4-year-old child brought heroin to her Selbyville daycare and started passing it out to other children.

The child thought the small bags of heroin were candy and wanted to share them with her classmates at Hickory Tree Child Care Center. When teachers noticed the children carrying the small packets of white powder, they confiscated the items and called police and medical personnel.

Police said the child’s backpack was ruined by the family’s pet the night before, so her mother, 30-year-old Ashley Tull gave the girl her backpack to use. That swapped backpack contained 249 bags of heroin weighing a total of 3.7 grams.

Tull is now facing charges of maintaining a drug property and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. She’s been ordered to have no contact with her three children who are in the custody of a relative. Investigators say more charges may be forthcoming.

Some of the children at the daycare were taken to area hospitals as a precaution and were released after being examined.

 

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