Mexican Cocaine Smugglers Operated Out Of Daycare Center In California

Mexican Cocaine Smugglers Operated Out Of Daycare Center In California

LOS ANGELES, CA (The New York Post) – 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 44 pounds of cocaine, according to the city attorney’s office. But that case was not prosecuted, Feuer said. Drug enforcement agents did not return messages asking why.

This year, Talamante met in May with an undercover agent to arrange the sale of 44 pounds of cocaine, the agent noticed several kids playing in the home’s front yard, according to a federal criminal complaint filed this month.

Officers conducting surveillance “observed children of all ages being picked up and dropped off at Felipe’s residence,” the court documents said.

Talamante, 48, allegedly told the undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent that a day care was being run at the property just a few blocks from an elementary school in the Highland Park neighborhood north of downtown.

Authorities serving a search warrant seized more than 55 pounds of cocaine that Talamante had bragged to an informant was “straight from Mexico,” the documents said. The drugs were worth more than $400,000, officials said.

Talamante was arrested May 17 on suspicion of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Officials didn’t know if he has an attorney. He’s scheduled to be arraigned July 16.

His 19-year-old son, Miguel Talamente, was also taken into custody and could face drug charges. An arraignment for the son was not announced.

Authorities did not find any certifications for operation of a day care, which authorities said was operated by Talamante’s wife, who was not arrested.

Feuer described drug activity at the home as rampant and said officials were investigating Talamante’s alleged high-level ties to a Mexican drug cartel.

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services was investigating whether kids were harmed at the home, according to Emilio Mendoza, an assistant regional manager at the agency.

Feuer said during a news conference Tuesday that he has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to declare the property a public nuisance and take it away from Talamante, who could then be banned from the location for a year.

The lawsuit also seeks to keep Talamante from operating any day care center in the city and force him to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines. The property would then be sold at auction with the proceeds going toward rehabilitating the location.

A separate planned lawsuit will seek a restraining order to prevent the property from being used as a day care in the future, Feuer said.

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  1. Our State governorBrown and his associates is find of the illegals that enter CA over the fence, or by other means. He wants to help them as they aren’t illegal if no one says they are. He wants them so badly he put the federal money for dam and levy repairs into the coffers to help the illegals. The result was thousands and thousands of CA residents fled from their homes under orders of safety officials because the dam spill way failed and the dam was expected to fail. Thousands of CA residents below the dam would have drowned had it failed. BROWN then had to go to our President (whom Brown refuses to accept as President) and ask for more money to do the job he had neglected for God knows how long so he could keep his illegal friends housed and Fed for free. Every time someone in California is hurt, raped or killed by an illegal I hope he feels regret, but I know he’s numb to feelings for anything other than his Hi Speed train waste of money and illegals. The one thing I can’t get is WHY, WHY does he have this little clique of people that kids kiss his boots and butt and back him so. They must be as dumb and deranged as he is.
    But that’s OK, as long he’s allowed to ruin this state with his dream wishes and high cost dreams, the rest of the State can go bankrupt and fade into the same pits as other Democatic run cities and states. No one gives a crap, except the people that live here. Strange that, because every election he wins and no one gets close. I would cry “RIGGED” But that couldn’t happen in America could it. Noooo!!

  2. Ronald Bola of 12764 Newport Ave #D Tustin ca 92780 married and paid a US citizen name Albina Danganan to obtain a green card while living with his wife Lilia. He is now a naturalized citizen. He also used fake documents to get here and overstayed is tourist visa. His son Ronald Aaron lied on his college application at Buffalo Medical School to get in .

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