A New York mother was shocked to learn that her little girl was apparently given four capsules of crack cocaine by another child on Friday while at daycare.
PIX11 reports that 4-year-old Serenity returned home from the Little Inventors Day Care in the Bronx on Friday evening with four white rocks that looked like teeth, put inside capsules. The little girl told her mother, Sabrina Straker, that another child at the daycare gave her his “teeth,” then put one of the rocks in her mouth. The stunned mother told Serenity to spit it out then immediately took the capsules to the 46th Precinct police station.
“This can’t be what I think it is,” Straker recalled thinking at the time. “How did this get in the day care?”
Narcotics detectives ran a tests on the rocks and determined they were indeed crack cocaine. The little was taken immediately to a hospital where a doctor confirmed presence of crack cocaine in her system. Although the child will be OK, Straker wants the daycare held accountable for not noticing the children playing with the capsules.
“No one was watching the children. There are 15 kids in the room with two teachers and two aides, where were they when this was going on?”
Daycare director Yvette Joseph said someone tossed the capsules over the fence at the daycare to get rid of the drugs, which “fell into the hands” of one of the kids. Police said they’re investigating the incident and looking into all possibilities, including speaking with the parents of the child who gave Serenity the capsules.
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