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Highland Park man allegedly sold cocaine from a home that served as a daycare center

Jun 19, 2017

Highland Park man accused of selling cocaine out of the home where a day care center was being operated

BY LUCY GUANUNA

HIGHLAND PARK — A Highland Park man has been charged with allegedly selling 20 kilograms of cocaine out of his home — which was also the site of an unlicensed day care center , the L.A. Times reports.

An undercover agent who went to the home of Felipe Talamante, 48, last month to buy cocaine “noticed that several children were playing in the front yard” and a 2-year-old child was picked up during the deal. In fact, numerous children were seen being dropped off and picked up at the residence when it was under surveillance, according to a federal complaint.

The address of the Talamante’s home was not provided.

Talamante, who is in custody, is scheduled to be arraigned July 16.

In a separate action, L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed a narcotics abatement lawsuit against the owners of the property.

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