Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Man Arrested for Selling Marijuna, Shared Home with Day Care

04-14-10 Man Arrested for Selling Marijuna, Shared Home with Day Care
UPDATE: Day Care License Suspended following Arrest
   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, Boise
   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.