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Daycare drug bust

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HOMEWOOD, PA (NBC) - The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has shut down a Homewood day care facility after the owner was arrested for selling drugs on Friday.

During the bust, agents found $6,000 worth of crack cocaine, several bags of sex toys and $4,000 cash inside the daycare. Reanell Booker, 50, who ran the R&B Childcare Services, was taken into custody.

Investigators said they found sex toys and pornography sitting around in the children's playroom when they conducted their raid. According to police, about 10 to 15 children are enrolled at the day care.

Agents made the arrest at 7 a.m. prior to the children arriving. One parent who showed up to the daycare to learn that it was shut down said she doesn't know where she'll be sending her two young children.

"I just think it's crazy. I don't know where I'm going to send my kids now. It was convenient for me," said the mom.

Leigh Stubblefield owns a daycare nearby. She passed out flyers to parents who didn't know where to send their kids.

 "It tarnishes our name. I don't want people to think that every daycare is like this because it's not. There are some of us who truly care about the children," said Stubblefield.

Booker is licensed by the state to run the daycare and take care of children. She has no prior arrests on her record.

Booker faces drug charges and could face child endangerment charges, said police.

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