Social media users have since condemned the parents of the bo and there have been calls for the child to be taken into care.
The picture above shows the little boy identified as Mladen looking directly into the camera, ready to sniff a white, powdery substance believed to be cocaine.
However the boy's family from Sindel in eastern Bulgaria’s Varna Province have assured people that it was all a joke and that the boy took flour and not cocaine.
Mrs Nadezhda Nuri said that she was illiterate and would have been unable to post the picture online herself.
My mother first saw the [picture of the] children and called me. I couldn’t have done such a thing, I don’t even know how to write.Her daughter, who uploaded the photo, says the family joke around with taking often.
My daughter must have taken the photo and uploaded it online. I can't do it because I can't even read or write, never mind use a computer."
I was only joking, I got the idea from Facebook. I have never seen real drugs. I once saw a woman on Facebook making lines with flour and then snorting it."However, child services in Bulgaria are preparing a report on the family and are said to be considering whether the intervention of police is necessary.
Source: Mirror UK