Donna Rogers, Day Care Owner, Stashed Pot In Preschool, But Wants Her License Back

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Yesterday, Donna Rogers, a Brooklyn day care owner arrested after ten pounds of marijuana were discovered in her preschool, asked New York Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach to reinstate her child care license after he gave her a no-jail sentence. Police discovered the ten pounds of pot in 2009, after an armed man tried to rob the day care facility. During the incident, the robber was shot and survived. In the aftermath, police discovered the marijuana and $103,000. In court, Rogers agreed to forfeit the cash. Justice Reichbach commented on the money, "Whoa, that's a lot of dough."

Reichbach refused to reinstate Rogers' license for the time being and sentenced her to five years probation, but he said that he would consider the issue again in September. He noted, "The one troubling aspect of this case is the fact that a day care center was used at least as a stash house." It seems Reichbach has a knack for stating the obvious.

Rogers' husband, Sherwin Rogers, pleaded guilty to the same marijuana charge and he received three months of jail time on top of the five year probation. Reichbach pushed back Sherwin's sentencing until September.

The Rogers' now own a bakery. We recommend the Bob Marley brownies, extra-crispy.

[NYDN]

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