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Former day care owner charged with eight drug crimes

March 8, 2013

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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.

A Lawrence woman who operated a day care facility in the city was charged Thursday in Douglas County District Court with eight drug crimes, including drug distribution and using a communication device to assist in drug distribution.

Tiffany C. Hubbard’s day care — the Children's Playpen at 766 Lake St. — was searched in October, and police said they discovered 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.

Hubbard originally appealed the shutdown order, but failed to appear at a January hearing, meaning the order will continue.

Hubbard — making her first court appearance Thursday — has no arrest or conviction record in Kansas, according to a KBI records search.

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 the person's criminal history.

Hubbard’s next court date is Monday, and she is free on a $10,000 bond.

Comments

DRsmith 1 year, 5 months ago

In her defense, if I operated a day care, I would need some crack as well.

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meggers 1 year, 5 months ago

Dang. When I was in daycare, all I got was juice and graham crackers.

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ottawaway 1 year, 5 months ago

I don't understand this. Anyone else would have been arrested the day of the drug raid considering it was found in her home. What about endangering children? This woman has got some nerve dealing drugs out of her home while taking care of other peoples children.

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somebodynew 1 year, 5 months ago

ottawaway - in his jurisdiction it is not unusual for a wait until drug tests come back and confirm what they found before actually being charged. As for the endangerment, that is why she wa shut down on an emergency basis immediately.

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ottawaway 1 year, 5 months ago

Drug enforcement has the chemicals to test those drugs right on the premises without even having to send them anywhere.

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