Mike Feuer

Los Angeles day care used as cocaine trafficking hub, authorities say

Los Angeles day care used as cocaine trafficking hub, authorities say

Children played and slept surrounded by pounds of cocaine at a Los Angeles day care center that a man used as a drug trafficking hub, authorities said.

"The cocaine was allegedly found in a room next to a child's bed," LA City Attorney Mike Feuer said Tuesday, describing a scene with "kids taking naps, or playing, and cocaine is right there."

Felipe Talamante is accused of trafficking dozens of pounds of cocaine out of the house that also functioned as an unlicensed day care center for children of all ages.

Police had previously arrested Talamante at the same home two years ago — also for allegedly possessing 20 kilograms of cocaine, according to...

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