Woodhaven daycare moonlighting as drug den
by Patrick Kearns
Feb 25, 2015 | 2825 views | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Police arrested two Queens men in connection with an alleged drug dealing operation that called a Woodhaven daycare it's headquarters, police said.

Michael Gomez, 24 and Selestino Rodriguez, 23, were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of

According to Sgt. Jessica McRorie, police executed a search warrant at approximately 5:15 a.m. on February 20 as the result of a narcotics investigation. The search yielded seven ounces of MDMA (commonly known as "molly" on the streets, a form of ecstasy), four ounces of marijuana and $2,438 in cash.

McRorie told this paper that Gomez twice sold drugs to undercover officers outside the business. On one of those occasions, parents were picking their children up from the daycare at the time of the reported drug deal.

The daycare at the center of the operation was run by Gomez's parents and they lived in an adjoining residence. At the time of the warrant execution, Rodriguez and Gomez were allegedly at the home.

Neither of Gomez's parents were charged in connection with alleged operation.

Gomez faces additional criminal charges related to the sale of marijuana and a controlled substance and acting in a manner injurious to a child under the age of 17.

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