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Boy, 5, brings heroin for show and tell

BRIDGEPORT | Police say a 5-year-old boy brought 50 packets of heroin to school for show and tell, and his stepfather has been arrested.

The student went to kindergarten Monday with his stepfather’s jacket and pulled out the drugs in 10 small plastic bags when it came time for his presentation to the class, Bridgeport police told the Connecticut Post. The teacher grabbed the bags away from the boy, and the principal called police.

The boy’s stepfather, Santos Roman, 35, was arrested after arriving at the school.

Mr. Roman was searching the school for his stepson when he saw the jacket in an empty classroom, grabbed it and ran out of the school, police spokesman Keith Bryant told the newspaper. He said police, who had already seized the drugs, then took Mr. Roman into custody.

Mr. Roman was detained on $100,000 bail on risk of injury to a minor and drug charges. It’s not clear if Mr. Roman has a lawyer.

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


NAACP asks Pasadena for police shooting docs

PASADENA | The NAACP has asked Pasadena officials for documents, audio recordings and ballistic reports related to last month’s police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.

Police say 19-year-old Kendrec McDade was fatally shot on March 24 by officers responding to what turned out to be a false armed-robbery report. Authorities have said that false report set in the mind of the officers that McDade was armed.

The Pasadena branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People submitted the request Monday.

The Pasadena Star-News says NAACP branch president Joe Brown’s letter asks for copies of dispatch calls, ballistic-test results and the autopsy report, which has been placed on a security hold.

Lt. Phlunte Riddle said Tuesday that copies of reports are not released during an ongoing investigation.


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