March 11, 2009

4-year-old caught with pot at preschool

A 4-year-old Florida boy told a preschool classmate that a bag of marijuana he brought with him to class was his brother's weed, police said.

A police report of the incident said Tamarac Preschool teacher Iris Dasilva heard the boy talking about the drug and found him carrying a small plastic bag of marijuana, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Dasilva told police she found two more small bags of cannabis in the boy's book bag. The Sheriff's Office said the boy initially told investigators that his older brother had hidden the pot in his bag because he can't smoke it in the house but later changed his story to say he took the baggies after finding them on a table in his brother's room.

Police said the boy's mother told them she had never found marijuana in her house. The report said officers did not find any evidence of problems at the family's home.

The investigation is ongoing.

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