Ashley Tull, 30, of Selbyville was charged with drug possession and endangering the welfare of a child after her daughter brought the drugs to the Hickory Tree Child Care Center on Monday morning, Delaware State Police said in a statement.
Several of the children who received the small, unopened bags were taken to area hospitals as a precaution, and were later released, police said.
Police said the child unknowingly brought the heroin to the care center in a replacement backpack, after hers was ruined by a family pet the night before.
Tull was released from jail after posting $6,000 bond, police said. She has been barred from coming into contact with her 4-year-old, or her two other children, aged 9 and 11.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, police said.
Aside from the obviousness that heroin is extremely illegal, this is the equivalent of a mother leaving aspirin or cough syrup within a child’s reach on the counter. Bad parenting.
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