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Boy brings crack pipe, meth for show-and-tell

September 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A kid's school assignment for show-and-tell landed his mother in jail in Sweet Springs, Missouri.

The boy's kindergarten teacher had told students to bring important family items and talk about them.

What the 6-year-old pulled out of his backpack shocked everyone: his mother's crack pipe and more than $3,700 worth of meth.

Officials say the mom, identified as 32-year-old Michelle Cheatham, started to use drugs following her husband's death. She was charged with possession and child endangerment.

The police chief said the prosecutor thought he was joking when he called in to report this case.

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