DPW probes Pa. day care floors below drug suspects

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State welfare officials are investigating an in-home Pittsburgh day care whose owner had three sons arrested on drug charges last week — while living on the third floor of the same home.

Online court records don’t list attorneys for 28-year-old Christian Yates, 21-year-old Tyrique Cole and 19-year-old Marlin Jackson.

Police say all are sons of Saundra Cole, who runs the day care and lives with her boyfriend on the lower floors of the residence.

Police allegedly found 12 doses of heroin, 16 baggies of crack cocaine, three baggies of marijuana and a pistol in the third-floor residence.

Cole tells WTAE-TV (http://bit.ly/166P9Yz ) the station is “chasing a story that’s not true.”

Welfare spokeswoman Donna Morgan confirms an investigation is underway to ensure the children at the day care are safe, but stresses Cole isn’t accused of wrongdoing.

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Information from: WTAE-TV, http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com

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