Show and Tell Gone Wild

The students and teacher of a class at Sweet Springs Elementary School in Missouri got quite the shock when show and tell time came. One student decided to show a drug pipe and some drugs that belonged to his Mother. The drugs were later identified as methamphetamine.

A search warrant was obtained to search the child’s home, and led to the police recovering a crack pipe and a butane lighter.

The child’s mother, 32 year old Michelle Marie Cheatham, was arrested and charged with possession of drugs and the endangerment of a child.

Police say the several baggies of crack rocks that were found in the boy’s backpack were worth around $3,700.

Sweet Springs Police Chief Richard Downing states “When I called the prosecutor about it, they said, ‘You’re kidding me, aren’t you?’”

Cheatham faces charges for two class C felonies with punishment up up to seven years for each charge.

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