Des Moines, Iowa daycare center closed, man charged with possession of marijuana


A man was arrested at a daycare center earlier this month for drug-related offences, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. David Lee was arrested on April 22. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. That daycare, located on Eighth Court in the Southeast, has been closed. The arrest left parents wondering how the drugs got into a place intended for children. Court documents show officers found drugs inside the residence on April 22. Thirteen bags full of marijuana, empty wrappers and a digital scale were found. This led investigators to believe those involved planned to deliver marijuana. According to the Department of Social Services’ Child Care Customer Portal, the address is linked to a registered child care center. Lee is not listed as a day care provider. KCCI spoke to the supplier by telephone on Friday evening. She tells us that Lee is her brother. The woman went on to say the drugs were not hers, saying she was baffled when they were found. She says she loves the children she watches over and would never put them in danger. KCCI contacted the Iowa Department of Social Services to see the status of the daycare. A spokesperson told us they learned of the allegation on April 22. DHS continues to evaluate the complaint. No more news:

A man was arrested at a daycare center earlier this month for drug offenses, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

David Lee was arrested on April 22. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

This daycare, located on Eighth Court Southeast, has been closed.

The arrest left parents wondering how the drugs got into a place intended for children.

The few people in the area KCCI spoke to said they had no idea what was going on and did not recall seeing anything suspicious.

Court documents show officers found drugs inside the residence on April 22. Thirteen bags full of marijuana, empty wrappers and a digital scale were found.

This led investigators to believe those involved planned to deliver marijuana.

According to the Department of Social Services’ Child Care Customer Portal, the address is linked to a registered child care center.

Lee is not listed as a day care provider. KCCI spoke to the supplier by telephone on Friday evening. She tells us that Lee is her brother. The woman went on to say the drugs were not hers, saying she was baffled when they were found. She says she loves the children she watches over and would never put them in danger.

KCCI contacted the Iowa Department of Social Services to see the status of the daycare. A spokesperson told us they learned of the allegation on April 22. DHS continues to evaluate the complaint.

No more news:



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