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Mom arrested after 4-year-old daughter hands out heroin to preschool classmates

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Posted at 7:01 AM, Oct 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-08 07:01:22-04

SELBYVILLE, Delaware — Nice kid. Wrong thing to share at daycare. A preschooler’s mom was arrested this week after her four-year-old daughter brought 249 packets of heroin to a Delaware daycare and handed them out to other students, thinking it was candy.

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The child ended up with the drugs when her mom gave her another backpack after the child’s was ruined by a family pet, police said.

On Monday, teachers at Hickory Tree Child Care Center found several of the children with the packets and collected them, assistant director Tamicka Goodman said.

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“They found it right when she passed it out,” Goodman said. “So we do thank God that he had a watchful eye and most of all we thank God that none of the children are injured.”

Delaware State Police charged 30-year-old Ashley Tull of Selbyville with maintaining a drug property and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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In addition to the four-year-old, the woman also has a nine-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. All of the children are staying with a relative. Tull is under court order not to contact them. She was released on $6,000 bond.