DES PLAINES, Ill. — Police in suburban Chicago say three day care workers are charged with giving children gummy bears containing the sleep aid melatonin.
Des Plaines police said Monday that officers were called to Kiddie Junction on Friday. Police said the children were given the melatonin “in an effort to calm them down before nap time.”
Authorities say parents hadn’t given permission for their children to receive the melatonin. Police contacted parents and no children were sickened.
A person who answered the phone Monday at Kiddie Junction said the facility had no comment.