Dozens Of Kids Drugged At Tennessee Daycare So They Would Sleep Longer, Cops Say


May 6 2022, Published 8:11 a.m. ET

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Dozens of kids were given drugs to make them sleep longer at a daycare center and now four workers face charges, police said.

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On May 5, the Stewart County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee announced the arrests of four people, including the owner of Mimi’s Daycare.

The investigation started after complaints were filed by several parents, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Investigators determined the daycare was giving children melatonin to make them sleep longer. A total of 26 kids were drugged during a two-year period.

The children were between infant age and 6 years old, according to the sheriff’s office.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

The four charged were: Ethan Pulley who was accused of tampering with evidence, Jordan Darnell, who was accused of child abuse and other counts, Kristen Clark who was also accused of child abuse and other counts and Jaime Clark, who was charged with child abuse, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and other counts.


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