- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A former Montrose day care worker accused of giving over-the-counter melatonin sleep-aid tablets to as many as 35 children has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of non-injury child abuse.

KKCO-TV in Grand Junction reports (https://goo.gl/TzJN61 ) Dedrie Womack entered her plea Tuesday and is scheduled to be sentenced in late July.

No children were harmed, but Womack was issued a misdemeanor summons for giving medication to children without parental consent. Investigators say workers at the Hug-A-Bear Childcare and Learning Center called police on Oct. 22 after observing a co-worker giving pills to the kids.

Emergency workers screened the children, determined they were OK and released them to their parents.


Information from: KKCO-TV, https://www.nbc11news.com

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