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Two Adults Arrested After Sending Kindergartner to School with Cocaine

A Slidell Police school resource officer was in for quite a surprise yesterday morning when he discovered a 5-year-old kindergarten student in possession of 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 white powder. The bag of powder was discovered to be cocaine. The child was also found to be in possession of two additional bags of crack cocaine. Throughout the investigation, it was apparent the child had no knowledge about the drugs.

Slidell Police narcotics detectives conducted a search warrant at the child’s residence and came into contact with 23-year-old, Angelica Stanley, and 51-year-old, Ellis Cousin. The detectives discovered additional narcotics inside of the home, and also were able to determine (unbeknownst to the child) that the cocaine was being stored in the child’s clothing.

Angelica Stanley and Ellis Cousin

Both Stanley and Cousin were arrested for: Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic (cocaine) with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Cruelty to a Juvenile.

Note: The proper steps were taken to ensure the future well-being of the child.


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