Leslee Meade of Oklahoma began to notice her 6-month-old child acting really oddly after picking him up from Sue’s Daycare. What she noticed made her call the police, resulting in an investigation that got the daycare shut down.
It turned out that the daycare workers were giving the children Benadryl cough syrup to help them get to sleep. Meade noticed her child sleepy, or staying asleep all night after coming back from the daycare. When police intervened, all the employees admitted to drugging the children.
While all the children are alright, the daycare has been shut down.
The owner, Beverly Sue Stair is most likely going to face child abuse charges.
The SF Globe reports:
In Meade’s interview with KTEN, she explains the behavioral differences she recognized in her son that initially caused her concern. According to mom, it was clear that her little boy was not acting like his normal, energetic self after leaving Sue’s. “He would come home and just sleep,” she says, telling a reporter he could barely keep his eyes open.
To date, seven children have been identified as victims in the case. While no child is reported to have sustained serious injuries, Meade reflects on what might have been had authorities not intervened, stating, “What she was doing was messing with our lives,” adding that, “Had something happened it would have changed everybody’s lives forever.”