Crime Beat – It was one kindergartener’s first show and tell and he was very excited, but now his mom has been arrested as the young boy brought a bag of crystal meth and a crack pipe from home to school for show-and-tell.
Teachers and police were shocked. It was reportedly an ounce of meth.
“That was a first for show-and-tell in this town,” Police Chief Richard Downing said, according to Reuters.
A search warrant was executed at the boy’s home and 32-year-old Michelle Marie Cheatham was arrested.
She is the boy’s mother.
The AP has more details here.
The article cites a “source close to the investigation who said Cheatham’s life began spiraling out of control after her husband died earlier this year in a car crash and she received a sizeable military pension.”
The mother has now been hospitalized, “after experiencing complications from a previous gastrointestinal surgery,” the report adds.
The family lives in Sweet Springs, MO, a small town 66 miles east of Kansas City.