A five-year-old boy took his dad's heroin stash to kindergarten and told teachers eating it made him a superhero, it's claimed.
Alarmed staff at the elementary school, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, rushed the boy to a nearby medical centre last Thursday, after he produced a bag containing a white powder emblazoned with a Spider-Man stamp.
He was found to be in a healthy condition by staff at the medical centre in Springfield who day he didn't appear to have eaten any of the drugs.
Later the boy's father was later arrested after police found him asleep in bed on top of bags containing a white powder, report the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
The paper says the boy and an infant sibling have since been removed from the family home by the Department of Children and Families.
Holyoke Police Lt. James Albert told the paper: "[The boy] loves Spider-Man.
“Our officers were quite taken by it all. You don’t often deal with this.
“The officers located the same sort of baggie (of) heroin stamped ‘Spider-Man’ that the child brought to school in a dresser drawer of the defendant’s bedroom."
Police found at least 170 bags of heroin as well as bags of cocaine.
When police told the dad what happened he became "very emotional". according to court documents.
He pleaded not guilty to charges of drug possession and reckless endangerment of a child, the report said.
A further hearing has been scheduled for November 20.
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