Authorities: Bronx Daycare Center Served As Front For Drug Trafficking Operation
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City woman who ran a daycare center from her house, her husband and another man have been arrested on multiple drug charges.
Johanna Vasquez was charged with using the daycare center as a front for a major drug trafficking operation, WCBS 880 reported.
Authorities said Thursday a search of the home in the Parkchester section of the Bronx, where the daycare was located, and another residence across the street turned up more than a kilogram of cocaine, more than 1,000 oxycodone pills, a loaded gun and $180,000.
Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan called it a significant operation.
The search was conducted Wednesday night.
Authorities said some of the cocaine was packed inside a child’s lunch bag. The gun that was found had been reported stolen in Pennsylvania.
A spokeswoman for the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office said records show Fun World Childcare had as many as 15 children. A call to the daycare was not answered.
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