Parents charged after Lexington daycare finds cocaine in formula

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two people are behind bars after cocaine was found at a Lexington daycare.

Police say an employee at the daycare found a plastic bag with three grams of cocaine, inside a can of powder baby formula.

Lemon Allen and Jamarra Burnside are charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

According to court documents, the two dropped off their nine-month-old son at daycare with a diaper bag, back in June. The bag contained the can of formula.

Burnside told police she had taken the formula home with her the previous night.

Police say they also found marijuana inside a baby bottle in Allen's car. Allen claimed his son never used the bottle and he bought it specifically to hold the drug.

Police say they also found two more bottles they suspect contain the drug serenity, along with .38-caliber bullets inside Burnside's apartment.

Burnside says the bullets and drugs belonged to Allen.

Both suspects will be in court Thursday afternoon.



 
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