Thursday, February 09, 2006

Boy gives away Ecstasy pills on school bus thinking they were candy

Chesterton Tribune

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy passed out Ecstasy pills to four or five students on a school bus thinking they were candy, and prosecutors want to find out where he got the drug.

The Forest Park Elementary student told police that he got the pills from the house where he waits for the school bus. He did not know the pills were not candy, juvenile section Detective Reginald Moore said.

Fort Wayne police believe they know the source of the drugs and have forwarded their report to the prosecutor’s office, which will decide whether to file charges, police spokeswoman Robin Thompson said Thursday.

The Associated Press left a message seeking comment Thursday with Robyn Niedzwiecki, prosecutor’s office spokeswoman.

Some of the students put the pills in their mouths but spit them out because the pills tasted bad. Some reported stomach aches and one felt tingling down the arms, Moore said.

The 133 pills police recovered are worth an estimated $3,000.

The Fort Wayne Community Schools transportation office called police Monday after a bus driver learned from one of her passengers that some “candy” a student passed out tasted bad.

The pills, which are hallucinogens, were about the size of an aspirin and had a mark on them similar to the Nike swoosh trademark.


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