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

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.


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.