An Alabama man was arrested after narcotics detectives say they found 14 grams of heroin (about $2,500 worth) stashed in his 2-year-old daughter’s diaper, the New York Post reports.
Detectives were assisted by 23-year-old Kenneth Bell’s 5-year-old daughter, who told authorities that “Daddy put something in Sister’s diaper,” Irondale, Ala., police spokesman Detective Michael Mangina told the news site.
On Dec. 8, investigators pulled Bell over while he was driving, on suspicions of drug trafficking, Mangina told the press. A drug-sniffing dog alerted the officers to illegal substances in the vehicle, and so police ordered Bell, the two kids and their mother out of the car.
It was at that point that the 5-year-old told investigators what she reportedly saw. The girls’ mother undressed the 2-year-old at police request, at which point they discovered a bulge in her diaper.
Bell was taken into custody on charges of chemical endangerment of a child as well as drug trafficking, but was later released after posting $25,000 bail.
“This is somebody that shouldn’t even have fathered children,” Mangina told reporters. “He needs to own up to his own mistakes and certainly not involve his children, who are babies, basically.”
The children’s mother was not arrested and maintains custody. State child-protective services are investigating the case, however, Mangina confirmed.
Read more at the New York Post.