SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. -- A mother in Missouri is in trouble with the law after her 6-year-old son brought a crack pipe and bags of methamphetamine to school for show and tell.
32-year-old Michelle Cheatam was charged last week with possession and child endangerment.
According to court documents, the boy's kindergarten teacher "had asked children... to bring pictures of their family for show and tell."
The boy brought "a crack pipe" and "several baggies" of rocks, which "later tested positive for methamphetamine," the court papers state.
Police say the drugs weighed about one ounce, and had a street value of around $3,700.
Neighbors say Cheatam's drug activity began after her husband died in a car accident about 7 months ago.
The boy is now being cared for by relatives.