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1st-grader brings heroin, 20 taken to hospital

(NBCPHILADELPHIA) — The mother of a 6-year-old girl and her boyfriend face charges after the girl allegedly brought heroin to her Philadelphia elementary school.

Marie Hunter, 32, was questioned by police on Tuesday while her Viola Street home was searched. Early Wednesday, officials announced Hunter and her boyfriend, 28-year-old Christopher Troy-Jenkins White, were charged with reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a child and narcotics charges stemming from the incident.

Tuesday morning, the woman’s 6-year-old daughter brought 11 packs of heroin to Barry Elementary School in the city’s Cobbs Creek section, according to school officials. Police say two of the packs were open.