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Police: NJ dad tells boy, 4, cocaine is candy

(AP) - New Jersey police say a 4-year-old boyshared cocaine with his friends at day care because his father toldhim it was candy. Newark police say 25-year-old Shaheed Wright of East Orange putseveral

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2009, 3:04 AM

Updated 5,358 days ago

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Police: NJ dad tells boy, 4, cocaine is candy
(AP) - New Jersey police say a 4-year-old boyshared cocaine with his friends at day care because his father toldhim it was candy.
Newark police say 25-year-old Shaheed Wright of East Orange putseveral baggies of cocaine inside his son's jacket after policenearly caught him with it. The boy shared the drugs with threeother 4-year-olds at his day care center Friday.
A teacher spotted a girl with a baggie in her mouth and calledauthorities after seeing the white powdery substance.
The children were taken to a hospital, but none were injured.Police found more baggies of cocaine after searching the boy'spockets.
Wright was charged with four counts of child endangerment anddrug offenses. He is not listed in the phone book, and police donot know if he has retained a lawyer.


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