Jun 15,2007 00:00
BUFFALO, N.Y. - A boy brought a packet of heroin to a Buffalo, N.Y., daycare center and gave some of the drug to other children, apparently thinking it was candy.
Three children at the YWCA Schoolhouse Commons tested positive for the drug, The Buffalo News reported. All were treated and released.
The state Office of Family Services has temporarily closed the daycare center. The 5-year-old boy and his three siblings were also removed from his parents' home and placed in the care of a relative.
Wayne Clamp and Kari Lyn Lee said their son did not get the heroin from them or find it in the house. They said they believe he picked it up from the sidewalk somewhere near the daycare center.
Clamp told the News police showed him the packet, which looked like a candy bag. He said it was an easy mistake for his son to make.
"He didn't think it was something bad," Clamp said. "He said it smelled like bread crumbs."
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