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May 19, 2011
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Police: Kindergartner caught distributing heroin at school

7-year-old boy had 18 bags of the drug, handed them out to friends


PITTSBURGH - A kindergarten student in western Pennsylvania brought bags of heroin to school and handed them out to friends, said authorities, who on Thursday asked parents to search their children's belongings for the drug.

The 7-year-old boy at a primary school in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Carrick told detectives he gave bags of the drug to three friends over the past few days, police said in a statement released late Wednesday. He called the bags the "magic ticket" because they were stamped with an image of a rabbit emerging from a magic hat, police said.

A teacher discovered the heroin and alerted the principal, who found 18 bags of the drug in the boy's locker and backpack, according to police. Police searched the school with a dog on Wednesday but found no further sign of the drug.

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Kindergartner caught distributing heroin at school

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