An 11-year-old South Miami girl accused of peddling heroin for her mother will remain in a state shelter with her younger sister while caseworkers determine if their father is fit to assume custody, reports the Miami Herald.
Police, who don’t expect to charge the girl criminally, said surveillance teams watched her sell $10 and $20 bags of heroin in front of the family home in her school uniform during daylight hours and in a baby-blue nightgown at night.
The girl’s mother, Alison Lolanda Davis, 36, remained in a Miami-Dade jail cell facing multiple drug trafficking and possession counts.
Classmates, neighbors and friends described the sixth-grader as a practical joker. They said she was earning Bs and Cs at school.