Police: Louisiana kindergartner sent to school with cocaine

Police say the young child brought three bags of crack and powder cocaine to school. (Source: Slidell PD)
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SLIDELL, La. (KNOE) - Police in Louisiana say they have arrested two people after a 5-year-old was sent to school with a large amount of crack and powdered cocaine.

According to Slidell PD, a teacher made the discovery Tuesday morning, August 20.

Police say the teacher saw the student holding a bag of white powder, which was later discovered to be cocaine. A search of the child's belongings uncovered two additional bags of crack cocaine. Police say the child had no knowledge of the drugs.

Detectives conducted a search of the child's home and discovered more narcotics. They also determined that narcotics were being hidden in the child's clothing without the child's knowledge.

23-year-old Angelica Stanley and 51-year-old Ellis Cousin were at the home when officers arrived.

Both Stanley and Cousin were booked on charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and cruelty to a juvenile.

Police add the proper steps were taken to ensure the future well-being of the child.

Police did not say what school the child attended.