Little Engine Day Care in Cimarron has been shut down by the state of Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, by order of Susan Mosier, KDHE secretary, suspended the business, operated by Megan Schartz.
Schartz, according to information from KDHE, was arrested on Sept. 24 for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering a child. In a report filed by the Gray County Sheriff’s Department, drugs were found in the day care home and were accessible to children.
"They’ve got it all wrong," said Schartz when reached by phone on Friday. "People are going to be shocked when this goes to court."
Mosier suspended the day care license as warranted, prior to a hearing, as necessary to protect any child in the home from physical or mental abuse, abandonment or any other substantial threat to health or safety.
Schartz admitted to being the person licensed to run the day care and involved with the charges, but wouldn’t say much more.
"Things are not what they seem," she said. "I had an original court date, but when I fired my court-appointed attorney, they canceled it.
"People are going to be shocked."
Schartz wouldn’t name her new attorney.
The Dodge City Daily Globe attempted to contact Gray County Sheriff Jim Kramer concerning the case and left a voice mail message that was not returned.