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Lawrence day care remains shut down amid drug-selling investigation

January 7, 2013

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A Lawrence day care — shut down by state officials in October after being searched by police — will remain closed, after the day care's owner failed to appear at a state administrative hearing Monday.

Tiffany C. Hubbard, who operated the Children's Playpen day care out of her home at 766 Lake St., was the subject of a drug investigation, according to police. A search of the day care was performed Oct. 24, and police suspected that crack cocaine and marijuana were being sold from the home, according to a police report.

The day after the search, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment — which licenses day care facilities — issued an emergency shutdown order.

But Hubbard appealed that order to the Office of Administrative Hearings. But because Hubbard didn't appear at a hearing on Monday, an order was issued that requires the day care to remain closed, and that prohibits Hubbard from operating a day care facility in Kansas.

Though he couldn't speak about Hubbard's case specifically, Bob Tomlinson, director of the Office of Administrative Hearings, said such cases can still be further appealed to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Hubbard has not been arrested, but materials seized during the search have been tested, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley. At this point, police are compiling further information before forwarding the case to the District Attorney's Office for review, he said.

Hubbard has no arrest or conviction record in Kansas, according to a KBI records search.

Comments

Bob Forer 1 year, 3 months ago

The republicans are right. There is too damn much government regulation. Here we have a creative entrepreneur who authoris a very creative business plan (drugs and daycare--on your way home from work pick up your kids and a dime) and the government shuts her down.

Must be those damn antibusiness democratic communists.

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Downtoearth 1 year, 3 months ago

My god!! Glad my child was not being watched by this freak!!

Glad no kids were hurt!!

Who can you trust these day's?

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Currahee 1 year, 3 months ago

This article is written like people are going to go back to this person once the shut down is lifted.

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sierraclub 1 year, 3 months ago

The name says it all. 5 kids. Welfare mommy and drug user for many years.

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ddhawkfan 1 year, 3 months ago

Scary thing is these people are working at another day care in town... eek.

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gr 1 year, 3 months ago

"A search of the daycare was performed Oct. 24, and police suspected that crack cocaine and marijuana were being sold from the home, according to a police report."

I hope there's more to this story than shutting someone down because they suspected you may have done something at some unknown time.

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