Another Long Island Daycare Center Housed Drug-dealing Ring, Cops Say
The third day care center in Long Island, tied to a suspected drug trafficking ring in a month, was blown up Saturday, this time in Bay Shore, Suffolk County police said.
Long Island Heroin Task Force investigators executed a search warrant on Channel Daycare on Delaware Avenue, where they found two loaded 9mm handguns with expanded magazines, ammunition, approximately 600 grams of cocaine, 60 grams of fentanyl, packaging materials and more than US $ 173,000 -Dollars confiscated, authorities said. The investigation revealed that narcotics were issued from the daycare center, the police said.
Four suspects were arrested in the case. The daycare owner, 50-year-old Magodeiry Landron, and her 34-year-old son Rafael Landron, who also lives at home, have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a firearm, and endangering the well-being of a child.
The daycare owner’s other son, Anthony Dominguez, 29, and girlfriend, Crystal Rivera, 30, were arrested on similar charges when authorities issued another search warrant of the couple’s Brentwood home, in which investigators said they were would have confiscated an additional $ 66,000, a 9mm Glock with two extended magazines and ammunition.
All four will be tried in Central Islip’s First District Court on Sunday. Three children found in the two houses were released to family members. The New York State Office for Child and Family Services and Suffolk County Child Protective Services have both been notified.
The case came after Nassau county authorities last month blasted 40 suspects who ran a massive drug trafficking ring, some of which operated in unlicensed daycare centers in Hempstead and Rosedale.
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