The mother of a kindergarten student has been accused of dropping 29 bags of fentanyl in the parking lot of a Catholic grade school in Drexel Hill while picking up her son last week, police said.
Dollinda Williams, 29, of the 1700 block of South Edgewood Street in Philadelphia, turned herself in to police with her lawyer on Tuesday and was released on signature bail following her arraignment, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance and recklessly endangering another person
On Thursday afternoon, parents waiting at St. Bernadette of Lourdes school at Bond and Turner Avenues discovered a plastic bag in the parking lot that contained 41 smaller bags, according to police. Of those bags, 12 were empty and 29 contained a white powder that field tested positive for pure fentanyl, authorities said.
Police determined that Williams was a suspect and on Friday, she was stopped and admitted that the bags belonged to her, Chitwood said.
“After she left the school, she realized she dropped the drugs,” he said. “She had gone back to the school at one point, and when she was confronted by school officials, she said she was looking for money.”
A call to Williams’ attorney for comment was not immediately returned.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine. The substance has caused a growing number of deadly overdoses in the Philadelphia region.