Five-Year-Old Boy Brings Heroin To School For ‘Show And Tell’

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Apr. 10 2012, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

A five-year-old boy who brought a very unusual item into ‘show-and-tell’ on Monday has landed his stepfather in prison.

Instead of a pet bunny or a toy truck, the boy brought 35-year-old Santos Roman’s jacket to the Barnum School, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and plucked out 10 small plastic bags from the pocket, each containing five folds of heroin, reported the

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The quick-thinking kindergarten teacher grabbed the bags away from the student and notified the principal, who then called police, and when Roman turned up at the school a short time later to retrieve his stash he was instead welcomed by cops with handcuffs to haul him off.

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, and held on $100,000 bond pending an arraignment on Tuesday.

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According to police spokesman Keith Bryant, the drugs had a street value of $500, the boy has since been placed in the care of the state Department of Children and Families until his other family can be located.


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