NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say an elementary student brought cocaine to school after finding the drugs in a relative's car.
The North Charleston Police Department arrested 28-year-old Christopher Alphonso Lee on Sunday and charged him with possession of crack in proximity to a school, trafficking cocaine and child endangerment.
Lee's charges stem from an incident on the morning of March 3 when a police officer responded to AC Cochran Elementary School regarding a student who brought four white rock-like substances to school.
The child said he found the substances, which tested positive for cocaine base, in Lee's car on the front passenger side door.
According to police, the child told officers that he picked up the drugs, put it in his pocket, and when he got to school, he gave it to another student.
When police asked the child why he gave it to the student and not a teacher, he said he was scared.
The student told investigators that after he was given the drugs, he left it in the restroom and went and told his teacher.
The teacher then contacted the principal who alerted authorities.