Man accused of selling drugs from inside local daycare
YAKIMA, Wash. - Police have arrested a man they say was selling drugs, and had guns inside a local daycare.
Tamika Blakely lives next door from the daycare, and she says when she saw the SWAT team in her alley she was not sure what was going on.
She says her neighbors are quiet people that don’t give any problems to anyone.
“Next door they’re really good neighbors, I’ve never seen anything out of the ordinary. Last year they had a daycare, I didn’t notice it this year as much, usually when school starts that’s when we see it but we didn’t see it this year and it’s been quiet over there,” said Blakely.
According to court documents, The DEA Drug Task Force arrested 21–year-old Salvador Urena, Thursday around 6 in the morning in the bedroom of the daycare at 1103 S. 8th Street.
Investigators said a screen window had been taken out in the bedroom and found blue Oxycontin pills and a Glock 19 handgun on the ground below the window.
Court documents say the home is a licensed day care in the state of Washington, owned and operated by Urena's mother, and parents had been dropping off their kids at the time of the arrest.
A search also revealed Urena had $2,600 in cash, which he claimed he needed because he was leaving for Mexico.
Task Force officials say they also found 9 mm rounds in his dresser drawer.
Rick Burela who lives in the area says he has seen strange activity going on at night in the alley.
“I’ve seen a lot of midnight traffic going in and out through the alley people getting in and out and there’s so many vehicles over there so you don’t know who lives there who doesn’t because they have so many vehicles going in and out late at night,” said Burela.
Still, the next door neighbor tells us she’s sure the woman running the daycare may not have had any idea what her son may have been doing.
Urena appeared at court today and is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm.
Urena's bail has been set at $10,000.
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