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Raid Of In-Home Daycare In Dolton Turns Up A Lot Of Weed

By Mae Rice in News on Jan 8, 2016 10:26PM

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Police officers found pot, guns and drugs at an in-home daycare in Dolton, Illinois, Thursday. Officers who searched the home arrested four people after finding marijuana in an unsecured area, within children’s reach, as well as a gun and other drugs in a locked room, authorities said.

The arrestees were Maverick Magee, age 28; Donzell James, 25; Deshawn Boswell, 25; and Charlene Woodard, 50.

Mugshots via the Chicago Police Department

According to the statement, the police raid of the daycare at 14400 Block of South Kimbark Avenue, in Dolton, unfolded like this:

Upon entry, officers detected a strong odor of cannabis which permeated throughout the building. Officers observed a mason jar containing cannabis in an unsecure area, accessible to children. Very close to the children’s play area was a locked room which was found to contain cannabis, codeine bottles, and a loaded handgun. Children were observed in the home at the time of the arrests. No injuries were reported.

Magee was charged with a felony for weapons possession, and James was charged with a felony for possession of cannabis.