04-14-10 Man Arrested for Selling Marijuna, Shared Home with
UPDATE: Day Care License Suspended following
April 14, 6:02 p.m. - According to the City
Attorney's Office, Boise City Code Enforcement officers went to the
day care this evening. The day care license for 1906
Bedford has been suspended. The business will not be open
tonight or tomorrow (the day care was 24-hour).
Boise, April 14, 2010, 4:56 p.m. - Boise Police arrested a
man today charged with selling drugs. The man lived in a home
shared by a day care. Investigators say an unlocked bedroom door
separated the children and the marijuana that officers found in
plain view inside the bedroom.
Arrested: Kenyon York-Byers, 22,
Charges: Delivery of Marijuana
(F), Possession of drug paraphernalia (m), Child
Endangerment (M) 7 counts (one count for each child found
inside the day care at the time of the suspect's arrest)
What Happened: Boise Police
received a call at 11:15 a.m. today from an anonymous citizen
who reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from
an in-home day care on the 1900 blk of Bedford St.
northeast of Vista Ave and I-84.
Boise Police arrived within minutes and
found 7 children and 2 day care works inside the home, along with a
resident of the home, York-Byers. The owner of the day care, also a
resident of the home, was not home at the time and is a
relative of the suspect. York-Byers is not a worker at the day care
but shared the home with the business.
Officers found the suspect in possession of a
baggie of a small amount of marijuana. Officers also found
evidence a larger amount of marijuana may be inside the suspects
bedroom. Officers obtained a search warrant for the suspect's
bedroom. Further investigation revealed the suspect to be in
possession of marijuana paraphernalia and approx 2 1/2 ounces of
marijuana packaged in baggies, and evidence the suspect had
the intention of selling the marijuana.
About the day care: According to
the Boise City Clerk's office, the day care in the home is licensed
by the City of Boise and has been since 2005.
According to the Boise City Attorney's Office,
the process to suspend the day care's license due to
today's events is underway. The process may result in the day
care's license being revoked or not renewed. The City Clerk says
the day care's license is up for renewal at the end of May, 2010.
Day Care licenses may be suspected or revoked by the city for
conditions considered unsafe. The day care owner may appeal any
suspension or revocation.