A Massachusetts father is being held in jail after his 5-year-old son allegedly brought a bag of cocaine to school to show his kindergarten class telling them it made him feel like Spider-Man.
According to NBC News, the boy brought a small bag of cocaine to Lawrence Elementary School in Holyoke, Massachusetts, 90 minutes west of Boston, on Thursday, Lt. Jim Albert of the Holyoke Police said.
The boy showed the cocaine to his teacher and said he puts the powder in his mouth and it makes him “feel like Spider-Man,” Albert said. Officials said the baggie was stamped with images of Spider-Man. The teacher notified the school principal who immediately called the police.
Police called an ambulance and brought the boy to the hospital as a precaution, even though the drugs were sealed. Authorities said they don’t believe the boy ingested the cocaine.
Holyoke cops went to the boy’s home, where they found his dad, Benny Garcia, asleep with 38 bags of cocaine and 70 bags of heroin in the house. Garcia also had an outstanding warrant for narcotics and is now facing additional charges, Lt. Albert said.
Garcia is due to be in court on Wednesday, November 20, where a judge will decide if he can be released on bail.