‘Very Brave’ Child Turned Over Parents’ Meth at School


Washington State police are praising a boy who brought a bag of meth to his elementary school and turned his parents in for drug possession. According to Kennewick Police and KEPR the boy gave the bag of drugs to a school leader, who then called to have a school resource officer interview the child.

“Very brave, and it had to be extremely hard for him to do that,” Lt. Aaron Clem told KEPR. The boy said he was afraid to go home, and told the officer about his parents’ behavior.

Detectives applied for a warrant and searched the parents’ residence, discovering pills and other drug apparatus. Jennifer Ann Edwards and Daniel Staton O’Leary, both 29, were arrested for suspicion of possession of a controlled substance.

“He figured it out that they need help, and he brought it to someone he trusts,” neighbor Ray Chen told KEPR.

Both parents are being held without bail. The boy and a younger sibling were taken into protective custody and released to Child Protective Services.

“Hopefully this will be the thing that will push the parents to get the help that they need,” Clem said.

(With information from KEPR)