updated 4/14/2010 8:43:21 AM ET 2010-04-14T12:43:21

Police near Pittsburgh have confiscated what they suspect were 50 to 60 small bags of heroin from a third-grade student who was passing them out at his school.

Tests will be done on the substance, but Wilkinsburg police suspect the 8-year-old boy was passing around the drug Tuesday at Turner Elementary School.

Officials say the bags had the words "trust me" stamped on them and would have a street value of about $1,000 if the substance is indeed heroin.

Wilkinsburg School District officials sent home a letter to parents says some students may have had touched the substance. The letter also asks them to discuss the matter with their children.

Police say the investigation is continuing. No charges have been filed.

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