Three employees of a daycare in suburban Chicago were arrested after allegedly giving toddlers gummy bears laced with the sleep-inducing chemical melatonin.
Management at Kiddie Junction Daycare Center in Des Plaines, Illinois called police on March 2 to report a suspicious incident.
Police say three female teachers admitted to giving melatonin gummy bears to a class of 2-year-olds to help them sleep during nap time.
The daycare workers told police they didn't think what they did was wrong because it was an over-the-counter supplement.
Police called the children's parents to report the incident.
The Chicago Tribune reports no children were sickened by the melatonin gummies.
The suspects are 19, 25 and 32 years old.
They've each been charged with two counts of endangering the life or health of a child and two counts of battery.
The three are expected to appear in court on April 4.
For United News International, I'm Matt Paul.