Police: Child unknowingly brings cocaine to kindergarten

Ellis Cousin and Angelica Stanley. Photo from WVUE
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 5-year-old boy came to kindergarten with cocaine, and police in a New Orleans suburb arrested two adults.

Slidell police spokesman Daniel Seuzeneau (SOO-zuh-noh) says a teacher saw him holding a bag of white powder Tuesday and a resource officer found three bags of cocaine.

Seuzeneau says the boy clearly knew nothing about the drugs. In an interview, he said investigators found cocaine and marijuana at his home and believe adults tried to hide drugs in pockets of his stored clothes.

Seuzeneau says 23-year-old Angelica Stanley and 51-year-old Ellis Cousin were arrested on charges of cruelty to a juvenile, possessing drugs with intent to distribute them, and possessing drug paraphernalia.

He says steps were taken to ensure the boy's well-being.

He did not know whether either adult has an attorney.

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8/21/2019 3:23:57 PM (GMT -4:00)