The third Long Island daycare center tied to an alleged drug-dealing ring in a month was busted Saturday, this time in Bay Shore, Suffolk County police said.
Investigators with the Long Island Heroin Task Force executed a search warrant at Channel Daycare on Delaware Avenue, where they seized two loaded 9mm handguns with extended magazines, ammunition, about 600 grams of cocaine, 60 grams of fentanyl, packaging materials, and more than $173,000, authorities said. The investigation revealed narcotics were being dealt out of the daycare, police said.
Four suspects were arrested in the case. The day care owner, 50-year-old Magodeiry Landron, and her 34-year-old son, Rafael Landron, who also lives at the home, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a firearm, and endangering the welfare of a child.
The daycare owner’s other son, Anthony Dominguez, 29, and his girlfriend, Crystal Rivera, 30, were arrested on similar charges when authorities executed another search warrant on the couple’s Brentwood home, where investigators said they seized an additional $66,000, a 9 mm Glock with two extended magazines and ammunition.
All four will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip. Three children found in the two homes were released to family members. The New York State Office of Children and Family Services and Suffolk County Child Protective Services were both notified.
The case came after Nassau County authorities last month busted 40 suspects that ran a massive drug-trafficking ring that partly operated out of unlicensed day-care centers in Hempstead and Rosedale, prosecutors have said.