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Two arrested after child found with 'large amount' of cocaine at school

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Posted at 1:24 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 14:26:40-04

Two adults have been arrested after a 5-year-old was found with a "large amount" of cocaine at a Slidell school.

Police say a school resource officer discovered a 5-year-old kindergarten student in possession of a large amount of crack and powdered cocaine, on Tuesday. Officials say the officer was made aware of the situation after a teacher saw the kindergarten student holding a bag of white powder.

Police say that bag bag of powder was discovered to be cocaine. The child was also found to be in possession of two additional bags of crack cocaine. Investigators say that it was apparent the child had no knowledge about the drugs.

Slidell Police narcotics detectives conducted a search warrant at the child’s home and made contact with 23-year-old Angelica Stanley, and 51-year-old Ellis Cousin. Additional drugs were allegedly found inside of the home. Detectives also learned that the cocaine was being stored in the child’s clothing.

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.

Slidell Police says the proper steps were taken to ensure the future well-being of the child.