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Conn. boy brings 50 packets of heroin to class for show and tell, stepdad arrested

Stepfather Santos Roman Bridgeport Police Dept.

5-year-old Conn. boy brings 50 packets of heroin to class for show and tell
Stepfather Santos Roman
Bridgeport Police Dept.

(CBS/AP) BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - It was a show-and-tell that the kindergartners and faculty at a Connecticut elementary school will probably never forget.

Officials say a five-year-old boy presented 50 packets of heroin to his class on Monday at Barnum Elementary School.

Bridgeport police tell The Connecticut Post that the boy's stepfather, 35-year-old Santos Roman, went to the school to retrieve the drugs and found police waiting for him.

He was detained on $100,000 bail on risk of injury to a minor and drug charges.

Police say the boy wore Roman's jacket to school Monday. When it came time for his show-and-tell presentation, the kindergartner displayed bags of heroin.

The teacher confiscated the drugs and told the principal, who called police. According to the newspaper, investigators said the drugs were valued at about $500.

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

  • Edecio Martinez

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