Daycare Workers Gave Toddlers Laced Gummies To Calm At Naptime
Three daycare workers have been charged with child endangerment, after they allegedly admitted giving gummy bears laced with Melatonin to a class of 2-year-olds to get them to calm down for nap time.
Des Plaines Police said officers were called to the Kiddie Junction Daycare Center at 1619 E. Oakton St. on Friday afternoon.
A manager there told police one of the teachers had been distributing gummy bears laced with melatonin to her class of 2-year-olds without the parents’ authorization.
Jessica Heyse, Kristen Lauletta, and Jessica Heyse (left to right) were charged with giving gummy bears laced with melatonin to 2-year-olds at the Kiddie Junction Daycare Center in Des Plaines on March 2, 2018. (Credit: Des Plaines Police)
“Allegedly, this was done in an effort to calm them down before nap time,” Des Plaines Police said in a statement on Monday.