Police: Day-care operator drugged kids
June 19th, 2013
05:42 AM ET

Police: Day-care operator drugged kids

Getting children to take a nap can be hard. Getting them to eat pancakes is not nearly as difficult.

Police in Westerville, Ohio, say a 37-year-old mother operating a day care out of her home hit upon a plan - she allegedly crushed medications that cause drowsiness and put them in the pancakes.

Tammy Eppley has been charged with six counts of child endangerment. Her first court date is July 12.

Eppley, who runs the Caterpillar Clubhouse, cared for six children - including one of her own - between the ages of 2 and 5, police said.

"This is mortifying. I'm a very private person and I'm very protective of my children and the children in my care," she said.

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  1. Rascal Rabble

    she shoulddah copyrighted that notion and marketed to ihop...imagine the sale boost on medicated pancakes: parents coming in with their kids for a nightime snack...great way to knockout that cranky elderly parent who won't go to bed...with a warm glass milk they gottah truckload of sand on those eyelids...

    June 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mr Block

    I made a comment about a complaint about how a comment about blocking blocked comments was blocked. Thank you CNN.

    June 19, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ima Pig

    She's cute.

    June 19, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    @ banasy, ikr? Private person as in "i dont want anyone to know how unfit i am as a mother" and protective as in "if i medicate them to sleep theres less chance i will physically harm them"! What a whacko!

    June 20, 2013 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
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