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GIRL HEEDS DRUG MESSAGE; MOTHER ARRESTED

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An 8-year-old girl who had attended a drug-education program brought a suspicious bag of white powder to her teacher, and the girl's mother was arrested, police said.

Carmen Garcia, 31, was arrested Thursday after police searching her home discovered 14 similar bags of cocaine, said Lt. Bud Harper.Her daughter, whose name was withheld, didn't bring the powder in for show-and-tell, Harper said. "She was concerned. She was confiding in her teacher. She wanted to tell somebody she knew."

"This is a gutsy little gal," Harper said. "I think she's very brave."