Man pleads not guilty after son brings drugs to school

HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to drug charges after authorities said his five-year-old son brought heroin to school and told his teacher that when he tastes the powder he becomes Spider-Man.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette reported that 29-year-old Benny Garcia, of Holyoke, was arraigned on Friday in Holyoke District Court. He faces charges of drug possession and reckless endangerment of a child.

Prosecutors said Garcia’s son brought a plastic bag decorated with Spider-Man to kindergarten on Thursday and put it in his mouth, telling a teacher eating the powder turns him into the superhero. Authorities said the boy was taken to a hospital but was unharmed.

Police searching Garcia’s home say they found more than 200 bags of heroin and cocaine.

A judge ordered Garcia to be held without bail until a November 20 hearing.