Two small children came across cocaine as they played outside their home.

Children find cocaine on sidewalk in Nelson

Two small children found cocaine while playing with sidewalk chalk on the walkway outside their home.

Two small children found cocaine while playing with sidewalk chalk on the walkway outside their home.

On July 31, the three-year-old and six-year-old located a small bag of white powder on the ground, reports the Nelson Police Department.

“The child, being wise beyond his years, took the powder to his parent,” says a release issued by the NPD. “The understandably upset parent brought the substance to the Nelson Police department as they suspected that the small bag contained illicit street drugs.”

The Nelson Police Department tested the powder and discovered that the child had found approximately $100 worth of powder cocaine.

“Needless to say, had the children been curious and ingested the cocaine this media release would have taken a decidedly different tone,” say police. “Please take care with our children.  Not only are street drugs dangerous for little bodies, but prescription drugs found in many households can also be deadly.”