Police: Cocaine and over $11K worth of marijuana found in Md. daycare building
LAUREL, Md. (WJLA) - Almost 600 grams of marijuana and close to three grams of cocaine were found with over $9,000 at a home in Laurel where a daycare was being run, according to authorities.
Anne Arundel County Police confirmed they had a warrant to search a home at 8602 Accokeek Street at around 2 p.m on Sunday. The Sultana Saba Daycare is a licensed facility in the home's basement and licensed to take care of up to eight children from infant to 12 years old, police say.
During the search, police say they found 595.33 grams of marijuana, 2.96 grams of cocaine, $9,305, a heat sealer machine and "various paraphernalia and packaging materials."
Authorities say children did not have access to the area where the drugs were found.
The amount of marijuana is estimated to be worth close to $11,906 while the cocaine is thought to be worth about $59.
Police say they arrested 18-year-old Kamran Awan, who lived at the home, and charged him with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
A spokesperson with the Maryland Department of Education says staff members served the emergency suspension order at the home daycare late in the day on Monday.
State records indicate Awan was given a civil citation in Howard County on November 13 for allegedly possessing less than 10 grams of marijuana.