Man Grew Marijuana Plants in Backyard of Day Care: Police

West Haven police have arrested a man accused of growing marijuana plants in a garden behind a home day care.

Danny Miller, 57, of West Haven, is charged with possession of a hallucinogenic, sale of controlled substances, and operation of a drug factory.

Police said they found approximately 600 marijuana plants behind a tall fence in the backyard of 159 Norfolk Street, Miller’s home address, earlier this month. Police were called when state child care inspectors grew suspicious of the fence during an inspection.

West Haven Police discovered the marijuana plants growing behind a fence in the daycare’s backyard.

Miller was arraigned Tuesday. The court set his bond at $10,000.

Miller’s attorney, Michael Dolan, told NBC Connecticut that his client does not run the day care, and that Miller is a self-employed contractor and roofer without a criminal history.

“There’s no admission that he was growing marijuana there, these are allegations at this point that we are going to review the evidence by the state and we’re going to hold off on commenting on that,” Dolan said.

Miller’s wife, Rosalee Miller, runs the day care. She is not facing criminal charges, but her day care license was suspended for violations found at the home.

Police said more charges are expected in this case.

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