The Washington County attorney has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the operator of an unlicensed Cottage Grove child care provider.

Police executed a search warrant in February at the home of Megan Martin and discovered 12 small children in her care–three of them in a room were still strapped into their car seats with blankets draped over them. Officials found at least 17 licensing violations–that Martin could have been cited for if she’d had a license. In addition, a preliminary breath test showed Martin had a blood-alcohol level of .12. Martin admitted she’d been providing childcare–without a license–for five years.