**Correction - Tull released after posting bail**
Troopers and medical personnel were called to the Hickory Tree Child Care Center located at 2 Hickory Tree Lane around 11:45 a.m. this morning after daycare providers observed some children with small bags of an unknown substance. The white powdery substance, which was still enclosed in the bags, was removed by the teachers and immediately taken to the Selbyville Police Department where it was determined to be heroin.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 4 year old girl unknowingly brought the small bags of heroin into the childcare in a backpack that her mother gave her after hers had become ruined by the family pet sometime through the night. Upon thinking the packets were candy, she began passing them out to her classmates. Several children who came in contact with the unopened bags were transported to area hospitals as a precautionary measure and were released after being examined. A total of 249 bags of heroin weighing 3.735 grams was located in the backpack.
Ashley R. Tull, 30 of Selbyville, the mother of the young girl, was contacted by troopers when she responded to the daycare and taken into custody shortly after being interviewed. She was later transported back to Troop 4 where she was charged with Maintaining a Drug Property and three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Tull has two additional children, a 9 year old male and an 11 year old female, that reside in her residence along with the 4 year old female. She was arraigned at JP2 and released after posting $6,000.00 secured bond. A no contact order was also set in place with her three children, all who are in the custody of a relative.
Detectives are continuing to investigate this case and more charges may be forthcoming.