Mom of Kindergartner Drops 29 Bags of Fentanyl in Elementary School Parking Lot: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Mom of Kindergartner Drops 29 Bags of Fentanyl in Elementary School Parking Lot: Police

A mother was arrested after she allegedly left multiple bags of the highly addictive opioid Fentanyl at a Delaware County Catholic elementary school while dropping her child off at Kindergarten.

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    Police arrested a Philadelphia woman accused of dropping 29 bags of the dangerous opioid Fentanyl in the parking lot of a Delaware County elementary school while dropping her child off at Kindergarten. NBC10's Denise Nakano speaks to shocked parents.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)

    A Philadelphia mother was arrested after she allegedly left multiple bags of the highly addictive opioid Fentanyl at a Delaware County Catholic elementary school while dropping her child off at Kindergarten.

    Police say Dollinda Williams, 29, was dropping her child off at St. Bernadette of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School in Drexel Hill Thursday when she accidentally dropped a plastic bag containing dozens of smaller bags with a white powder inside in the school’s parking lot.

    Parents discovered the bag and gave it to the school’s principal who contacted police. 

    Police determined there were 41 bags in all, 12 empty and 29 full of Fentanyl. No children were injured during the incident.

    "It's scary to find out that it's here," said Jennifer Hoyt of Drexel Hill. "It's so close to us."

    After an investigation, Williams was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children. She is currently out on bail. 

    NBC10 reached out to Williams' attorney who had no comment.

    Ken Gavin, a spokesperson with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, confirmed with NBC10 that Williams is a parent of a student at St. Bernadette. He also said she is not an employee or volunteer at the school.

    Fentanyl is a powerful opioid approximately 100 times more potent than heroin. When used illegally, it is often converted to powder form by drug dealers.