An unlicensed daycare in a Mill Valley home was discovered after an investigation concerning a drug store thefts was carries out.
According to 27-year-old Hank Mulholland’s mother, Betsy, her son was living in a room in her home on Meadow Drive with his girlfriend before they decided to move to Seattle.
It’s on the other side of the house Betsy has operated a daycare service for 30 years called “Cozy Kid Care.”
A search warrant at the home was served by several law enforcement agencies on Wednesday morning.
“The daycare had nothing to do with my son,” Betsy said.
According to investigators, the powerful drug fentanyl was discovered in the home, and that no one living here has a prescription for it.
Betsy claimed that the drug was never in the house and that the drugs were found in her son’s car – away from the daycare.
The city of Mill Valley closed down the daycare after learning that Betsy does not have the proper permits to operate the business within city limits but Betsy claims she has a state license.
“I’ve never known I needed a Mill Valley city license in any daycare, small,” Betsy said. “I have a small daycare. Any small daycare that I know of does not have this information.”
Police were directed to Mulholland after he was identified as a suspect in four thefts reported at supermarkets and drugs stores in San Rafael, Mill Valley and other parts of the county.
The thefts occurred at the end of May through mid-July. As stated by San Rafael police Sgt. Lisa Holton, Mulholland escaped with more than $17,000 worth of Nicorette gum and other health supplements.
His parents confirmed that their son is a drug addict.
Police say it’s uncertain if he’s a drug dealer.
“It’s certainly concerning that there was a daycare being operated in a location where a person possesses narcotics,” San Rafael police Sgt. Lisa Holton said.
“I mean, I think this will be, you know, a good lesson for him,” Betsy said.
Mulholland remains at the Marin County jail where he was booked for grand theft.
His mother and father say they have no plans on bailing him out.