Archive for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Drug charges filed against Lawrence day care owner

January 15, 2013


The Children's Playpen, a daycare operated out of this home at 766 Lake St., was shut down by Kansas officials Oct. 25 after police found drugs at the home.

The Children's Playpen, a daycare operated out of this home at 766 Lake St., was shut down by Kansas officials Oct. 25 after police found drugs at the home.

Douglas County prosecutors have filed numerous drug charges against the owner of a North Lawrence day care searched in October by police.

Tiffany C. Hubbard, who operated the Children’s Playpen group day care home at 766 Lake St., faces seven drug charges, including drug distribution and using a communication device to assist in drug distribution.

Hubbard’s day care was searched Oct. 24, and police said they discovered what they believed were drugs and drug paraphernalia at the day care, operated out of Hubbard’s home

According to police reports, the home was searched on suspicion that the distribution of crack cocaine and marijuana was occurring on the property.

The day after the police search, state officials from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an emergency order to close the day care, which received an annual license renewal Oct. 1.

Hubbard originally appealed the shutdown order, but failed to show to a hearing earlier this month, meaning the order will continue.

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

State records show that a complaint about the day care was made in March 2010, but further information about the nature of that complaint was not available.

The most serious charge against Hubbard, possession with intent to distribute between 3.5 and 100 grams of opiates, is a level-3 drug felony, punishable by up to 51 months in prison, depending on someone’s criminal history.

Hubbard’s next court date is Feb. 21.


Bob Forer 5 years, 5 months ago

Gotta pay for the mortgage on the crib somehow.

53girl 5 years, 5 months ago

I don't understand how she could have hidden evidence of drugs/dealing drugs. The surveyors from the health department are very thorough and you don't know when they are coming for your renewal.

Katara 5 years, 5 months ago

A licensed daycare gets the physical inspections. If it is just a registered daycare, there are no surprise visits or physical inspections of the daycare. I don't recall reading if they said which one she ran.

dagger 5 years, 5 months ago

There are no longer registered daycare's in Kansas, only licensed.

Katara 5 years, 5 months ago

It is nice to see a good change for once.

Bob Forer 5 years, 5 months ago

Drug dealing requires very little space to store inventory and implements of the business. Surveyors are not permitted to look inside every drawer in private areas of the house, such as bedrooms, not accessible to day care clients. For example, a lock box hidden in a bedroom closet would be off limits to inspection.

KISS 5 years, 5 months ago

I smell some good ol' probation a comin on. No criminal history will make an easy decision for Branson to offer a plea.

Shelly Rodriguez 5 years, 5 months ago

I may be wrong but isn't she the same one who has had a house burn down more than once? One would think that given the evidence, she would face more than just probation. She was selling/ dealing serious drugs while operation a daycare!

Terri Ferguson 5 years, 5 months ago

Yes. She is the one that owned the house that burnt down.

Katmoma101 5 years, 5 months ago

First of all i know this women. And what does a house fire have to do with whats going on? Secondly... She had one house fire and she was NOT responsable for that. She was severely burned and that should not be talked about in this matter. Please get your facts straight before you try to bash her character. And given what evidence? This women is a very good person. Could she have made better decisions? Maybe! But you making statements about something that has ABOSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with this is insane. You really dont know the facts of this case. NO ONE DOES.Everyone is making false accusations and really know nothing about this women. So let the courts and her attorneys handle that and stop assuming. And this also has nothing to do with her selling drugs/dealing while operating her daycare. This is something that the LPD put out about this women to again bash her character. If she never would have operated a daycare OUT OF HER HOME. THIS WOULD HAVE NEVER MADE THE NEWS! This just goes to show the IGNORANCE of some people. Again... get your facts straight and let the courts and her attorneys handle this.

Paul Wilson 5 years, 5 months ago

I don't understand: "...and using a communication device to assist in drug distribution." Does that actually mean that you get a separate charge if you do the deal over the phone instead of in person? I don't get it. Would someone with actual knowledge of this charge please explain? Thanks.

Eugehne Normandin 5 years, 5 months ago

Katara: There are no longer registered daycares they were done away with about a year ago, all daycare home are licensed. That means each home is inspected. This is due to change because of something called Lexies Law. As a daycare owner myself, it makes me so mad that someone would put children in danger like that. There are so many questionable people that use drugs. Drugs make people make poor choices, she must have been a user herself, for her to put children at risk. It makes you wonder what kind of parents choose her for a provider as well, drop the kids off and pick up your drugs too? It takes all types I guess, I am glad she got shut down, what a disgrace!

Katara 5 years, 5 months ago

I'm glad they changed that. Daycare is an important service and anything that can improve it is a good thing.

Katmoma101 5 years, 5 months ago

So you are ASSUMING this women uses drugs because of what happened? You people are hillarious! Do you even actually know the facts? I know this women and she would never put ANY child in danger. NEVER! Had she not operated a daycare out of her home this never would have made the news. This whole case has been blown up and she has been made to look like a horrible person. She cared for many children for many years providing QUALITY CARE. In fact she cared for mine for many years. And i would take them back in a heart beat! Im sure she got surprise visits and passed all of them with flying colors. What she does on her own personal time is her business. LPD has put out false info pertaining to her operating a daycare and putting the children in danger and people of ignorance that dont even know her or the facts are feeding off of the media. Since you are a daycare owner... Maybe if they dig a little deeper when doing your home inspection they would find something you didnt want them to know. Hmmm??? Your right! It does take all kinds.You not knowing one thing about her or how she ran her business but making rude comments is a disgrace!

Katmoma101 5 years, 5 months ago

Wow! The nerve of some people. She was a very good and responsable provider. My children attended there and it saddens me that LPD and the media has turned this into a circus show. This has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with this women operating a daycare. Im sure this will come out in court. And your so right! They have made her look like a drug kingpin when it wasnt at all that serious. She ran a daycare but did not at all put those kids in any danger. She had an open door polocy and ALWAYS welcomed parents in her home at any time.

Katmoma101 5 years, 5 months ago

I dont know why they allow people to get on here and post DUMB comments like this! I happen to be one of those parents. And ive had enough of the media, LPD and people in the community assuming and sabotaging this womens name and her character. I am very offended that you would say that about her clientele. I dont use drugs and she was never under the influence of drug use. Some of her clientele were doctors and nurses. Very upstanding people .If all this was going on she would have been reported to the health department a long time ago And that would be in the records. The LPD has said that she had been investagted for 2 years which is a false statement. They said that her daycare had received a complaint in March of 2010 but they had no information on it .Hmmm... I wonder why? They seem to keep coming up with all this other info. Thats because there never was any complaint. The health department takes ANY complaint very serious. And they would have a record of this if it had actually been any truth to it. In March of 2010 this women was in a house fire and almost died. She suffered severe burns and was in and out the hospital ALL that year. Infact she was still going to therapy the following year.So what was being investagated? I will support her throughout all of this because i know from FACTS that shes not what people like you, LPD or the media for that matter has tried to make her out to be. THE MEDIA "GETS PAID" TO MAKE A STORY. And we are talking about Lawrence Kansas. This would have been swept under the rug anywhere else. AGAIN... HER OPERATING A DAYCARE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. Thats just part of what made it a lead story for a rookie reporter still wearing diapers and a hard up cop that keeps popping up in everything that has to do with this case that obviously has a personal issue with this women! SHAME ON YOU!!!!

Katmoma101 5 years, 5 months ago

Im supporting Ms Hubbard all the way! She is a very good person and would NEVER put any child in danger. What she does in her personal time is her business. I will not believe she was this drug lord LPD and the media has blown this up to be. This is a story that has been taken way too far and has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with her operating a daycare. Thats just what made it a lead story! If she hadnt operated a daycare out her home. It never would have made the news and we never would have heard about it. Some certainly wouldnt be on here making rude and false statements. I cant be upset with the reporter. He has to make up a good story... Gotta pay the bills somehow. Thats just what news is... A STORY. And it better be good so that we will listen. And some are more ignorant than others to feed into it without the TRUE facts! On standby.....

jcoozy1978 5 years, 5 months ago

What she does in her personal time is her buisness??? You are as crazy as she is. Ummm if guys could you come back later to by crack, I still have daycare kids here??. No matter how you see it she was putting kids in danger. Crack heads don't give a damn if there are daycare kids there. I'm by any means not saying lock her up and throw away the key but she knew what she was doing and should be punished thoroughly..

Katmoma101 5 years, 5 months ago

And you are just as messed up as the crack heads! Business wasnt even open dummy... And where are your facts that children were being endangered? The drug charge is one thing. But dont throw in the daycare just because she ran it out of her home. If she had operated her business somewhere else then it wouldnt of made the news. IGNORANCE! So you see it how you want to. We all have our own opinions,thats what makes us individuals. What do you do in your personal time? Get on your knees and pray or read the bible all day?Im sure your life isnt squeaky clean... You just havnt been found out. Again.... Let the courts and her attorneys handle things. They will have to prove every bit of what your saying. Keep your negative judgement to yourself! Get a life!

greenworld 5 years, 5 months ago

The matter of the fact is they found drugs in her home and she runs a daycare. Plain and simple the LPD will take this very seriously as another women in the paper recently let her kids get ahold of drugs and ingest them killing one of her kids. There is a certain amount of irresponsiblity involved with anybody that does drugs and gets caught. Now she needs to go get help or do time to pay for her against the law drug problems. THE FACTS DONT LIE, so quit trying to cover for your friend because nobodys believing the nice person story. And I hate the story it was just a little bit as a little bit can kill. END OF STORY!!!!!

Katmoma101 5 years, 5 months ago

Well dont try to put someone elses irresponsabilties of letting a child get to drugs and ingest them ON THIS CASE. Wow! And yes LPD will take this seriously as in any case. And why do you say she does drugs? Is that in your facts too? What facts do you have to support what your saying? Oh! There was a small amount of drugs found in the home? You need help!! !And furthermore...she isnt a friend... She was my childcare provider and thats it! Not to say i wouldnt be her friend.But It was strictly a child care business relationship. So dont go there with that taking up for my friend crap. This crap has gone too damn far! What would be said if the daycare was ran outside of her home? That she was transporting drugs to the daycare? Come on!!! She never endangered those kids by no means! POINT, BLANK, PERIOD!

riverdrifter 5 years, 5 months ago

"When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."

-Will Rogers

jcoozy1978 5 years, 5 months ago

Katmoma was she your pharmacist too? Well obviously you need mental health. ( She wasn't my friend she was my child care provider.) I'm going to go out on a limb and say maybe you should be sitting next to her in jail maybe for CHILD ENDANGERMENT...

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