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A West Palm Beach couple faces charges after authorities alleged they sold and used drugs in a home they share with children.

Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ramiro Banda, 26, and Jeanette Cedeno, 25, on Thursday on charges that include child neglect, possession of marijuana and trafficking cocaine. Both remained in custody Saturday at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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According to sheriff’s office reports, deputies search an address on South Chillingworth Drive, north of Okeechobee Boulevard and west of Interstate 95. Deputies detected the presence of drug paraphernalia and drugs, including a small child’s table that had marijuana residue next to children’s snacks.

Deputies also found sandwich bags filled with cocaine and a gun buried in the backyard, the sheriff’s office said. The master bedroom contained a women’s jacket with $1,100 in cash in the pocket and another $100 in a top dresser drawer.

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The arrest report did not disclose the ages of the children. They were turned over to the custody of a relative, the report indicates.



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