Johanna Vasquez, Gregorio Hanley, William Ferrer charged in connection to alleged drug ring at Fun World Childcare

Three suspects were arraigned Friday on charges they used a Bronx day care for a covert drug operation. Two of the suspects have been identified

Police say the ring was operated out of Fun World day care on Rosedale Avenue.

Police say the ring was operated out of Fun World day care on Rosedale Avenue. (9/13/13)

THE BRONX - Three suspects were arraigned Friday on charges they used a Bronx day care for a covert drug operation.

Two of the suspects have been identified as day care operator Johanna Vasquez and Gregorio Hanley. Police say they led a drug ring out of Fun World Childcare on Rosedale Avenue, and discovered $180,000 in cash, $80,000 worth of narcotics and a 9 mm handgun all on the premises. In addition, 300 grams of cocaine was found in a lunchbox.

Vasquez and Hanley pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, endangering the welfare of a child and a slew of other crimes. Hanley's bail has been posted at $500,000, while Vasquez's was set at $100,000.

An accused drug buyer, identified as William Ferrer, was also arrested and charged.

The investigation is ongoing.
 

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