A dopey dad sent his three year-old son to nursery school with a “drug dealer’s kit” instead of his usual pack lunch.
Lee Webb, 23, confused the two bags as he dropped off his child at the Smarty Pants Nursery in Folkestone, Kent.
Staff opened up the toddler’s rucksack expecting to find food and drink but found a tupperware box containing cocaine and mephedrone, a banned stimulant.
They also discovered two knives, a set of scales and other drugs paraphernalia.
Staff alerted police and Webb turned up and demanded the bag back.
Prosecutor Mary Jacobson told Canterbury Crown Court they refused to hand over the Tupperware box and he left.
A PCSO then arrived and took possession of the tupperware with white powder, a blue wrap, a spoon, weighing scales and two knives.
Police raided Webb’s home in Folkestone and found #680 in cash.
He claimed he had been given the bag by another person to look after overnight – and had the details of a local solicitor scribbled on his hand.
Father-of-two Webb, a tree surgeon with EDF power company, was charged and admitted possessing the Class A and B drugs.
He was jailed for four years by Judge James O’Mahony who told him: “You sent your three-year-old son to nursery with a rucksack containing a significant quantity of Class A and B drugs.
“In effect, you sent your son there with a drug dealer’s kit!
“Your stupidity put children at risk and I consider the potential exposure to children of these drugs is so serious only an immediate custodial sentence can be justified.”
The judge added: “You maintain you were holding the drugs on behalf of another and that you were expecting to be paid cash for holding the drugs.
“You must have been well trusted by those further up the (drugs) chain although you indicated you felt intimidated by the individual you assisted.
“Yet you have rejected an opportunity to give evidence in relation to this man and, in reality, profits from selling drugs mean that those involved are invariably intimidating.”