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Four 9-year-old school children take cocaine from classmate after mistaking it for candy

By Mason White 4:14 PM January 30, 2017
Cocaine (illustration)
By: Alexis Bell

Four school children were rushed to a hospital after getting into contact with cocaine while believing the drug was candy, according to police in the United Kingdom.

Dorset police said that on Tuesday, they have received a call from the school, saying that a child was in possession of a suspicious white powder that looked like cocaine.

Police officer who arrived at the Broadstone Middle School, learned that 4 children, who are about 9 years old, touched the cocaine after mistaking it for sherbert.

The children took the cocaine from the classmate. The children were taken to the Poole General Hospital, where they were examined and released.

The 32-year-old father of the child who brought the cocaine to school, was arrested on a charge of drug possession. Principal Dawn Wilks said that no action was taken against the students.