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Man charged after 600 marijuana plants found at home daycare

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Danny Miller. (West Haven police photo) Danny Miller. (West Haven police photo)

Police in West Haven said they arrested a man on a warrant after his home, which is also a daycare, was found to have more than 600 marijuana plants.

Danny Miller, 57, was taken into custody.

The plants were discovered during a state inspection last week.

Inspectors with the State Office of Early Childhood came out to the home daycare to conduct a follow-up compliance visit.

Officials said investigators asked to look behind the fence, but Rosalee Miller, the daycare's owner, told them she didn't have the key and couldn't open it.

Denied access, the state suspended her daycare license and inspectors also called police, saying they saw what looked like marijuana growing over the fence.

"These are allegations at this point that we're going to review the evidence by the state and we'll hold off on commenting on that," said defense attorney Mike Dolan.

According to court paper work, Miller allegedly told officers he was the only one with knowledge of the pot, saying it was only for him and that he got the marijuana seeds a couple months ago from a person he was smoking with in New Haven, saying he planted the seeds in his yard and it grew like wildfire.

Police say they also found seeds in Ziploc baggies, pill bottles and a glass jar.

"You never know who your neighbors are. You never know, people don't communicate with each other like they used to," said Willie Bellamy, of West Haven.

Miller was charged with possession of a hallucinogenic, sale of a controlled substance and operation of a drug factory.

Police said more charges may be forthcoming.

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