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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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. rupert

    This is wrong and not right.

    June 19, 2013 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    comments blocked

    June 19, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO

    I'll bet she got the idea from Dr. Spock.

    June 19, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Blocked. Haven't even commented today and blocked.

    June 19, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Mort ified? Really? Why because its public now?

    June 19, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Minevera

    Blocked

    June 19, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. BOMBO

    I believe the blocking is due to an automated process. It's tempting to take it personally, but it's really not. It looks like the process still needs some work. I've had a number of comments blocked in the past few days and a couple have eventually appeared later.

    June 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      My comment saying I was blocked was blocked. Also, @chrissy said exactly what I wanted to say. G M T A.

      June 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guy

      LMAO!! Love this place!

      June 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    tend to agree with you there@BOMBO

    June 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Portland tony

    Melatonin and Benadry.........Wow.......that'll. knock you out every time!

    June 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. BOMBO

    You can't say d r u g s ?

    June 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. BOMBO

    OK, that would explain why so many comments got blocked.

    June 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO

    Maybe if she hadn't dragged the poor kids, they would have gotten out of control and destroyed her house.

    Note the alternate spelling.

    June 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Well, I don't have to comment anymore. Everyone has said what I wanted to say, lol.

    June 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. vikingwoman

    There hasn't been rhyme or reason to the blocking on this blog for many months! Is this blog run by trolls, perhaps!?

    June 19, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      It's just a computer algorithm that looks for words and/or combinations that are not considered political correct.by an intern who spends their entire day writing computer algorithms while applying for work at the NSA

      June 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    Be careful @ Vikingwoman, they'll say your a conspiracy theorist ... 😉

    June 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
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