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dreday
12-16-2009, 01:52 PM
link (http://newsone.com/nation/day-care-accused-of-putting-sleep-drug-in-candy-for-nap-time/#more-382872)

CINCINNATI – Allegations that workers at a church day care put an over-the-counter dietary supplement in candy to help children sleep at nap time are under investigation, police said Tuesday.

Springfield Township police Lt. Dave Schaefer confirmed that police are looking into allegations that some workers at Covenant Apostolic Church Daycare in suburban Cincinnati gave melatonin to some children there. He did not give the ages of the children.

Police have sent a letter to parents and guardians of children who attend the day care, informing them of the investigation.

The letter dated Monday says the investigation had just begun and police did not know which staff members allegedly gave the supplement to children or how many of the 40 or so children who attend the day care allegedly received the supplement.

The letter said the information was being provided to parents and guardians so that they could “take whatever actions you deem necessary to protect your child or children in the event that they were given melatonin on one or more occasions.” It suggested parents or guardians contact their family physician or the Poison Control Center if they have questions about the effects of melatonin.