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Archive for Sunday, June 28, 2009

Police: Day care was drug haven

June 28, 2009

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— Police shot and wounded an armed man during a brazen robbery attempt at a day care center that functioned as a drug haven, with a trove of marijuana and more than $100,000 in cash in its basement, authorities said Saturday.

Police initially thought the Special Moments Daycare might have been targeted for a holdup Friday because it was payday. But “it appears now that the day care center was a repository for drugs and money,” Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

Special Moments owner Donna Rogers, 37, and her husband, Sherwin Rogers, 36, were arrested Saturday on marijuana-possession charges after police said they found the money and 10 pounds of the drug in the Brooklyn center. The couple lives in the home that houses the center, but it’s unclear whether the husband plays a role in the day care program.

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