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A man and his wife who live in a home where they provide licensed daycare have been jailed after the police reportedly found drugs and weapons inside of the residence.

Herbert Wayne Hartley and his wife Barbara own a home in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and when a friend of Herbert’s became alarmed that the 62-year-old man had not been answering his telephone he alerted the authorities.

When the police went to check on the situation to ensure Herbert’s well-being, they went inside the house and allegedly came across 13 plants that they suspect are marijuana that had recently been harvested. In addition, they reportedly found two pounds of marijuana flower, over $30,000 cash, several firearms, and just over two-and-a-half ounces of kratom.

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A young woman who worked at a daycare center located in Bryant, Arkansas, has been brought up on charges after a video was captured allegedly depicting her administering abusive behavior toward two young children.

19-year-old McKenzie Howell had worked with youngsters at the Kid’s Academy Daycare in Bryant for over a year when another employee, who is also the mother of a 2-year-old boy enrolled at the center, had concerns that her son was being mistreated when he was in Howell’s care. Upon reviewing a security video recorded at the facility showing a woman that is believed to be Howell acting in a manner that alarmed her, she notified the Child Abuse Hotline and the authorities.

The police watched the video footage and saw a woman that they suspect is Howell being forceful with the way she handled a little boy and little girl who were said to be about two-years-old. After viewing what one of the officers described as content that was difficult to watch, a warrant for Howell’s arrest was issued for the allegations.

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A mother with a 2-year-old child enrolled at a daycare operating out of a woman’s home in Charlotte, North Carolina, reported the caregiver to the authorities for alleged child abuse after finding a significant amount of bruising on her daughter.

Stella Mack provides childcare out of her home-based business called “Mom’s Timeout.” The mother who filed the complaint, who requested to remain anonymous, stated that she thought Mack was a reputable person that she could trust. She discovered bruises on her daughter which worsened the next day, and that is when she notified law enforcement.

The mother claimed, “This couldn’t have been something just like a small spanking because she was bruised for four days.” Mack allegedly sent text message communication to the mom stating that she had caused the bruising, and that she did not realize she had beaten the child that badly.