LAUREL, Md. – State regulators have temporarily shut down a home daycare where more than $11,000 of marijuana was discovered over the weekend.
According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, 595.33 grams of marijuana, 2.96 grams of cocaine, and $9,305 were found during a drug raid at a home in the 8600 block of Accokeek St. A spokesman for the department said the drugs and money belonged to Kamran Awan, 18, who is the son of the day care owner.
The home doubles as a licensed daycare called Sultana Saba Daycare, that is registered with the state to care for up to 8 children during the week.
Police said they conducted the raid on Sunday in order to avoid contact with any children who were being cared for as part of the business.
Awan is charged with possession of marijuana and intent to distribute marijuana. Police said they found equipment like a sealing machine and packaging material at the home as well.
Police do not believe any children had access to the drugs but say it’s still a dangerous situation.
“He could have dropped something and caused injury or illness to one of the children there,” said Marc Limansky, a spokesman for the department.
The Maryland Department of Education, which regulates child care facilities, said the day care has been issued an emergency suspension order. An email from the department Monday said the day care will remain closed for at least 45 days. An appeal can be made but the facility won’t reopen without clearance following that hearing.