Parents Arrested After 4 Year old Brings Meth to School
Michigan couple Jaime Carrizales Jr., 31, and Rasheida Cunningham, 25, both of Lawton, were arrested on Wednesday after their 4-year-old child allegedly brought a bag of methamphetamine to school, authorities said.
According to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began after the county narcotics unit was called to the school on Monday. Deputies received a report that the four-year-old child had allegedly pulled out a bag containing 1.5 ounces of meth during snack time, WWMT-TV reported.
Search warrants were executed at the home of the child’s parents and grandparents’ homes on Wednesday. Deputies said “large quantities” of cocaine were discovered at the home of Carrizales and Cunningham, along with a digital scale, the television station reported.
“Sheriff’s office, open the door! Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department, we have a search warrant open the door. Final warning,” one deputy yelled before forcing their way into the home.
“I can’t give enough kudos and thanks to the teacher and the para-pro that picked up on what did not look right and dealt with it. I’m telling you that the teacher and para-pro made a big difference in this whole thing and possibly saved some lives out of this whole thing. Kudos to them,” Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott said.
According to the sheriff’s office, the child was placed with family members after a call to child protective services. Detectives are investigating how the child came into possession of the narcotics.
The pair were arraigned on Thursday and charged with maintaining a drug house, possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver meth, and child endangerment, WPBN-TV reported.
The case is expected to be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office in Van Buren County once it is fully completed, the sheriff’s office said.
Anyone with information about the case can call the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at 269-657-3101, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-7867, or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.
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