Police: Pair Left Large Bag of Drugs at Day Care

East Texas police arrested a man and woman who they said dumped a gallon-sized bag of marijuana into a day care trash can.

Frederick Ruth, 50, and Youlanda Whitaker, 40, have been charged with possessing marijuana in a drug-free zone and possessing a dangerous drug.

Lufkin police said they received a report Monday of two people bagging marijuana in a car. Officers found it in the Noah's Ark Early Education Center Day Care and said Ruth and Whitaker were inside.

Police said Ruth turned over a small bag of marijuana. Officers found the larger bag in a bathroom after employees reported seeing Whitaker enter with a shopping bag.

Police didn't say why the suspects were at the day care. It wasn't immediately clear if they have attorneys.

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