Police say a five-year-old boy brought 10 plastic bags each containing five folds of heroin to school for "show and tell." The boy's stepfather Santos Roman, 35, has been arrested by the police.
Connecticut Post reports that Bridgeport police spokesman, Keith Bryant, said the boy went to his kindergarten "show and tell" class at Barnum School on Monday with his stepfather's jacket and when it came to his turn to "show and tell," he pulled out 10 small plastic bags containing a total of 50 folds of heroin. The shocked teacher grabbed the bag from the boy and took them to the school principal who called the police.
According to AP, the boy's stepfather, Roman, was arrested when he arrived at the school to retrieve the heroin from the boy. Roman searched the school frantically for his stepson and found the jacket in an empty classroom. He grabbed the jacket and tried to escape from the school but he was arrested by police and detained on $100,000 bail.
Connecticut Post reports Roman was charged with risk of injury to a minor, possession of narcotics, sale of narcotics and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school.
AP reports the boy was put in state custody until other relatives are located. The street value of the heroin retrieved from the boy was about $500.