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Deputies: 4-year-old found with baggies used to package controlled substances at Cecil County elementary school

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 12:36:00-05

CECIL COUNTY, Md. — A 4-year-old was found with baggies that are used to package controlled, dangerous substances at a Cecil County elementary school.

On Tuesday at about 12:30 p.m., the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office school resource deputies responded to Bay View Elementary. The deputies were notified that a 4-year-old child was found to be in possession of a cloth bag that contained several empty blue wax paper baggies.

Deputies recognized the baggies as those that are used to package controlled dangerous substances.

The baggies were examined and no suspected drugs or drug residue were found. School personnel advised that they believed that two other students may have had contact with the baggies.

The baggies were seized as evidence by the deputies.

The school resource deputies began an investigation into the incident. The deputies responded to the student’s home where contact was made with a parent and guardian of the child.

Deputies conducted a search of the residence and no illegal drugs or packaging materials were found inside the home. Deputies also contacted Department of Social Services regarding the incident.

The school talked with the parents and guardians of the children who were present for the incident. Deputies learned that two parents later took their children to local hospitals to be checked for exposure.

A Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit responded to Bay View Elementary to perform a scan for illegal drugs. No drugs were detected during the scan of the school.

The seized wax paper baggies were tested for the presence of illegal drugs. The testing did not provide any positive results.

At this time, no charges have been filed and the incident is still under investigation.