TAMPA, Fla. – A first grade boy searching his jacket pocket for money found a bag of crack cocaine worth about $8,900, authorities said Wednesday.
The 7-year-old, who attends Forest Hills Elementary School, found the bag at school Tuesday. It contained 89 grams of crack cocaine in chunks "the size of a large cookie," authorities said.
The boy had been reaching in his jacket when he felt the bag, "got scared and told his teacher," according to Tampa police spokeswoman Lisa Parashis.
The boy and his relatives were being interviewed by authorities.