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Day Care Closed After A Positive Marijuana Test For Toddler

Day Care Closed After A Positive Marijuana Test For Toddler

The director of Bina's Family Child Care Center, Rounena Hartounian, 50, was arrested after a 2-year-old was found with marijuana in her system. The girl's parents picked her up from the day care center and noticed she was being lethargic and took her to the hospital where she tested positive for marijuana. After police searched the facility, they found mouse and rat droppings, drug paraphernalia, no electricity in the home and the toilets were not working. Hartounian obtained her license for the care center in April 2005 to care for up to eight children.

Hartounian's day care had numerous violations dating back to 2008. In May a child told officials that Hartounian pushed her in the kitchen for not asking permission to use the restroom. Hartounian was fined but her license was never pulled. Hartounian is being charged with felony child endangerment by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.


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