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5-year-old boy brings 50 packets of heroin to school

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A five-year-old Connecticut boy brought 50 packets of heroin to school to tell his friends about drugs.

The teacher confiscated the drugs and told the principal. When his 35-year-old stepfather went to retrieve the drugs, he found the police already waiting for him.

The boy was put in state custody until other relatives could be located, reports AP.


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