A South Florida mother and Transportation Security Administration agent is facing felony charges of manufacturing and selling drugs in her home.
Latwana Daniels, 33, was being held without bond Sunday after investigators said they uncovered 111 grams of cocaine and 39 grams of marijuana in her Homestead home. Police also found tools for packaging cocaine, along with scales, beakers and packing materials used to cook cocaine and process it into crack cocaine.
The tools were found in a closet next to TSA uniforms that belong to Daniels.
Police recovered a loaded Beretta PX4 handgun during their investigation. They say the gun wasn't secure and was easily accessible by anyone, including her four children who lived in the home. The arrest affidavit states that the children were present during drug transactions.
Neighbor Ismael Morales said he was surprised by the arrest and charges.
“I come and see a lot of cops there,” Morales said. “Over here we never see something like that.”
Daniels was charged with cocaine trafficking, marijuana possession, and four counts of child neglect. The Department of Children and Families said it did not have an open case at Daniels’ residence.
The TSA released a statement to NBC 6 Sunday, saying, “TSA holds its employees to the highest ethical standards and expects all TSA employees to conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism, both in and outside the workplace.”
TSA officials said Daniels is currently on administrative leave and the agency is in the process of terminating her employment.
No charges have been filed against the father of the kids who Daniels said was also living at the home.