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Selbyville, Delaware: Mom Arrested After Girl, 4, Brings Heroin To Daycare

Tue, October 7, 2014 12:30pm EDT by Lauren Cox 4 Comments
Selbyville Delaware Mother Arrested
Courtesy of Delaware State Police

How scary. When a little girl switched backpacks at the last minute, she discovered hundreds of bags of heroin inside and passed them out to classmates after mistaking the illegal drug as candy.

Ashley Tull, 30, was arrested after her 4-year-old daughter was caught handing out bags of heroin at her daycare center in Selbyville, Delaware. Even though the mother was later released on a $6,000 bond, local police claim the investigation into this incident

Mother Arrested After Daughter Hands Out Heroin As Candy At Daycare

This is a situation that could have been much, much worse if it were not for the careful eye of daycare workers.

On Monday, Oct. 6 in Selbyville, Delaware, Ashley Tull’s daughter brought a “replacement” backpack to her daycare because a family pet had ruined the one she used every day before that, reports the Daily Mail.

When the little girl got to daycare she reportedly found approximately 250 bags of heroin inside her backpack. Thinking the bags were filled with candy, the little girl handed them out to her classmates before getting caught by a daycare employee.

Horrified daycare employees called 911 immediately, and some children were even rushed to a local hospital as a precaution — making sure the children had not ingested the dangerous white substance.

Thankfully, no children were reported injured and/or sick.

Mom Arrested & Charged In Heroin Incident At Daycare

Following the incident, Selbyville Police arrested Ashley and charged her with drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child. She was later released on a $6k bond, but is no longer allowed to have any contact with her three children — the 4-year-old who passed out the heroin, as well as her two older siblings aged 9 and 11.

There is no word yet on where the heroin bags came from, nor do we know whether or not the mother had purchased them as a user or was trying to sell them as a dealer.

What is most important in this incident is that no children were injured or poisoned by the drug.

— Lauren Cox

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