Delaware Mom Arrested After 4-Year-Old Daughter Gives Heroin to Kids at Daycare: Police

David Chang, NBC Philadelphia, October 7, 2014

A Delaware mother was arrested after her 4-year-old daughter brought over 200 bags of heroin to school and passed them out to other children at a local daycare, thinking they were candy, police say.

Delaware State Troopers and medics were called to the Hickory Tree Child Care Center on Hickory Tree Lane in Selbyville Monday around 11:45 a.m. Staff at the daycare told police they spotted some children with small bags of an unknown substance.

The white powdery substance inside the bags was removed by the teachers and taken to the Selbyville Police Department. Investigators determined the substance was heroin.

According to investigators, a 4-year-old girl unknowingly brought the bags of heroin to the daycare inside a backpack that her mother, identified as 30-year-old Ashley Tull, gave her. Police said Tull gave her daughter the bag after her other backpack was ruined by a family pet.

Ashley Tull

Ashley Tull

The girl passed the packets of heroin to her classmates, believing they were candy, according to investigators. Police said 249 bags of heroin weighing 3.735 grams were found inside the backpack.

Several children who came in contact with the unopened bags were taken to local hospitals as a precaution. They were later released.

Tull was apprehended by state troopers after she arrived at the daycare. She was then taken into custody after being interviewed.

She is charged with maintaining a drug property and endangering the welfare of a child. She was arraigned and released after posting $6,000 bail.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Black ‘family values.’

    • AmericanCitizen

      Blacks don’t understand the meaning of the last two words you used.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        What you tawkin’ ’bout Cracker? We bees startin lots an’ lots of famblies…

        • AmericanCitizen

          I’ll admit you breed prolifically, but breeding young doesn’t make a family. There is responsibility that comes with a family, and blacks certainly don’t know about that.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            You, sir, are preaching to the POPE…!

    • Charles Martel

      We are lucky the teacher didn’t just keep the drugs for herself.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Seriously, a large number of blacks will read this story and growl “Dat fo’ year old girl needs to git her a– whupped fo’ gittin’ her moms in trouble!”

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You must have a degree in Nigrology, as I do…

  • I wonder how much public assistance money this critter receives in addition to her drug-trafficking income, and much of that $6000 bail she posted was drug profits.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Rand Paul is outraged that she’ll get prison time and lose her voting rights for “a nonviolent mistake made during her youth”.

      • It’s better than that. Bond conditions for drug offenses frequently involve things like random drug tests. If Tull gives the probation folks a hot UA while out on bond, they’ll revoke her bond and send her back to jail until the case is disposed of.

        Not only that, the “child endangerment” charge instantly means that the Department of Social Services (or whatever Delaware calls their version) will inspect Tull’s home, and if they decide it is an inappropriate place for a child, they’ll take the kid, and Tull’s nice monthly AFDC (Aid To Families With Dependent Children) check goes bye-bye.

        • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

          AFDC has been defunct since 1996…it’s TANF now, but more likely it’s crazy checks (SSI) for the whole fambily.

  • connorhus

    I don’t know which says the worst about our society. That we have mothers sending children out with drugs by mistake or the fact that our welfare state is so good an unemployed mother can simply forget she has that much money in inventory laying around in a backpack.

    Either way we’re in deep trouble.

  • Rhialto

    She is a living example of why “Black organized crime” is an oxymoron.

  • pcmustgo

    most heroin users are white

    • AmericanCitizen

      And this story is about a piece of garbage single mom who probably was in a drug-induced haze when she gave the backpack to her little “future-to-be-single-mom-welfare-case-in-training” hoodrat.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Sure. I would expect crack.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      Is that maybe because Whites still outnumber blacks by four to one in America? It’s the per capita usage you need to look at.

    • ViktorNN

      There are plenty of black heroin users.

    • R L Buds

      Yeah when they self-report, but if you actually test them you find out the blacks are lying, big surprise.

    • Jack Burton

      “In 2012, among persons aged 12 or older, the rate of current illicit drug use was 3.7 percent among Asians, 7.8 percent among Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, 8.3 percent among Hispanics, 9.2 percent among whites, 11.3 percent among blacks, 12.7 percent among American Indians or Alaska Natives, and 14.8 percent among persons of two or more races.”

    • Jack Burton

      If you account for the European market that’s probably true, four out of five drug-related deaths in Europe are from opioids/heroin.

      “In 2007, 93% of the world’s opium supply came from Afghanistan. (Opium is the raw material for heroin supply.)”

      “From the day I started using, I never stopped. Within one week I had gone from snorting heroin to shooting it. Within one month I was addicted and going through all my money. I sold everything of value that I owned and eventually everything that my mother owned. Within one year, I had lost everything.

      “I sold my car, lost my job, was kicked out of my mother’s house, was $25,000 in credit card debt, and living on the streets of Camden, New Jersey. I lied, I stole, I cheated.

      “I was raped, beaten, mugged, robbed, arrested, homeless, sick and desperate. I knew that nobody could have a lifestyle like that very long and I knew that death was imminent. If anything, death was better than a life as a junkie.” —Alison

  • A lot of times, elementary school children are often used as drug deal mules. N’Deshawntavious is a drug dealer, Shitavious wants to buy something from N’Deshawntavious. N’Deshawntavious has a son named NuKeese, Shitavious has a son named N’D’Mario, both NuKeese and N’D’Mario go to Martin Luther King Elementary. So N’Deshawntavious gives the dope to NuKeese, Shitavious gives the money to N’D’Mario, and the two kids make the trade in the school yard during recess, when it wouldn’t look suspicious, then NuKeese takes the money back to N’Deshawntavious and N’D’Mario takes the dope back to Shitavious.

    • Yancy Derringer

      What could possibly go wrong with that system??

  • Negro version of ‘Show and Tell’.

  • “She was charged with maintaining a drug property…”
    –Original article

    That sounds like the cops are interested in seizing the home under asset forfeiture laws. Doubtless Tull’s landlord will be delighted.

    • Rhialto

      Exactly! The fact that a perp does not own the property used in conjunction with the crime, is irrelevant to America’s greedy governments.

  • Magician

    30 year old black mother with a four year old princess… gotta admit I am surprised

    I thought she would be 18

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      Maybe the four-year-old is the youngest of 8?

      • Magician

        Haha and her eight kids have six different dads??

  • drattastic

    Jus gettin sum custamaz lik momma

  • Mybad

    “She was arraigned and released after posting $6,000 bail”

    –just some ‘cash money’ she happened to have in a roll in her back pocket…no’msayin’?

  • MBlanc46

    This is the sort of case that could be the basis for an involuntary sterilization program.

  • SolStans

    She’d better hope the bail bondsman takes EBT.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      She better hope her boss lets her work off the loss.

  • Alexandra1973

    That’s a rough-looking 30. I’m 41 and I look younger than that. I’m also White and I’ve never smoked so much as a cigarette.

  • dd121

    Gee when I went to show and tell it was just to show off my daddy’s WWII artifacts.

  • tobytylersf

    So many backpacks, so little time…

  • Massif1

    Her bail was only $6000?

    • In the article, it said the charge was “maintaining a drug property”, instead of the more serious “possession with intent to distribute”, which would have required a higher bail. Apparently she claimed to the police that the smack wasn’t hers and that a guest had left the backpack behind.

      Why she would then turn around and give someone else’s backpack to her daughter without checking to see what was inside it is of course more than just a bit puzzling.


    Just wait. They have to find the father guilty of something.

    • It may well be the baby daddy’s heroin, or Tull’s new boyfriend’s. If the black “Stop Snitching” campaign is any indication, Tull will keep her mouth shut, right up until the DA charges her with “possession with intent to distribute”, in which case she will be re-arrested, be advised of the serious mandatory minimum sentence she’s facing for distribution, and then she’ll sing like a canary before pleading guilty to the current, lesser charge.

      Any DA willing to play hardball with this gal is going to have the real owner of that heroin dead to rights in short order.

    • R L Buds

      First they’ll have to find the father though.

  • Jack Burton

    It takes a village…

  • Earl P. Holt III

    You could halve the welfare rolls with a Constitutional Amendment mandating annual drug-testing for EVERY recipient of federal or state welfare benefits. That would be about $500 BILLION in annual savings…

    • Earl P. Holt III

      Postscript: Welfare beneficiaries should not be voting, either…