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TSA agent arrested after drugs found inside SW Miami-Dade home

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33-year-old Latwana Shaneaka Daniels 33-year-old Latwana Shaneaka Daniels
Latwana Shaneaka Daniels' Southwest Miami-Dade home. Latwana Shaneaka Daniels' Southwest Miami-Dade home.

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida TSA officer remained behind bars one day after she was arrested on several drug charges, including cocaine trafficking.

Thirty-three-year-old Latwana Shaneaka Daniels appeared in bond court on Sunday where was denied bond.

According to Daniels' arrest affidavit, a search warrant was executed at her home, located on the 11300 block of Southwest 245th Street in Southwest Miami-Dade, Saturday. Detectives found large amounts of cocaine and marijuana, as well as a loaded Beretta PX4 handgun.

The affidavit further states that detectives found tools for packing the drugs in Daniels' master bedroom and kitchen, all of which tested positive for cocaine residue. The complaint says the tools, which include scales and beakers, were being used for cooking cocaine and processing it into crack cocaine.

Neighbor Monica Forest, who lives with her husband a few doors down, said she was completely unaware of what was happening inside Daniels' home until she saw the authorities outside. "[It was] 5:30 or so, and I noticed that there was a bit of excitement over there," she said. "It turned out to be two police cars, but we had no idea what was going on."

The complaint also states Daniels' four children were home during drug transactions.

Daniels also faces child neglect charges. As of Sunday night, it was unclear where her children were.

TSA officials said Daniels is on administrative leave, and they are in the process of terminating her employment.

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