April 10th, 2012
(BlackMediaScoop) A 5-year-old boy brought 50 packets of heroin to school for “show and tell” Monday, police said.
Police spokesman Keith Bryant said the boy’s stepfather was later arrested as he came to the school to retrieve the drugs and instead found police waiting for him.
35 year old Santos 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.
He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond pending arraignment Tuesday in Superior Court. According to Bryant, the boy, a kindergarten student at Barnum School, had come to school carrying Roman’s jacket. When it came time to make his presentation in class, Bryant said the boy opened the jacket and showed off to his classmates 10 small plastic bags, each containing five folds of heroin. He said the teacher quickly grabbed the bags away from the student and notified the principal, who then called police.