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18-year-old charged after daycare drug bust

Maryland authorities executed a drug bust at a daycare center located in Laurel on Dec. 10. During the bust, authorities reportedly discovered 600 grams of marijuana, cocaine and about $10,000 in cash.

Authorities took the facility owner's 18-year-old son into custody and charged him with possession of marijuana as well as intent to distribute. According to a sibling who also lived on the property, neither she nor the mother knew that there were drugs in the home or basement, which was where the daycare was located. Investigators in the case said that the children being watched did not ever have access to any drugs. There were no children at home when authorities conducted the drug search. State records showed that the daycare was properly licensed. They were legally allowed to care for up to eight children ranging in ages from newborn to 12 years old.

When a person is facing drug charges, a conviction could result in a jail sentence, fines and other penalties. The potential consequences generally depend on whether or not the person has a criminal history, what drugs were involved and how much of the drug was recovered. For example, if an offender has prior drug convictions, the amount of jail or prison time could be much higher.

Another option for some cases is to pick apart the case and prevent some of the evidence from being admitted. For example, if drugs were found during an illegal search and seizure, the attorney may be able to block that evidence from being used against the defendant. If there is not enough evidence to convict a person on drug charges, the charges may ultimately be dropped or reduced.

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