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Two arrested after kindergartner found with cocaine at school

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 09:44:18-04

Two parents were arrested after police said they sent their kindergartner to school with cocaine.

A Slidell police school resource officer said he was in for a surprise when a 5-year-old boy was found with a large amount of crack and powdered cocaine.

The school resource officer was made aware of the situation after an alert teacher saw the kindergarten student holding a bag of powder. The bag of powder was discovered to be cocaine.

The child was in possession of two additional bags of crack cocaine. Throughout an investigation, it was found that the child had no knowledge about the drugs.

Police came into contact with 23-year-old Angelica Stanley and 51-year-old Ellis Cousin. The detectives discovered that there was additional drugs inside of the home. The cocaine was being stored in the child's clothing.

Stanley and Cousin were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and cruelty to a juvenile.

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