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Virginia daycare owner arrested after toddlers exposed to THC


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A Virginia The owner of a home daycare is facing criminal charges after three young children in his care were exposed to THC believed to come from “goldfish crackers”.

A deputy responded in March to a hospital in Stafford County, Va., where three one-year-olds were taken after their parents observed lethargic behavior and glassy, ​​bloodshot eyes, the office said Friday. from the Stafford County Sheriff in a press release.

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The hospital confirmed that each child had been exposed to tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis.

A detective then went to the daycare and retrieved “goldfish cookies” from around the toddlers’ high chairs, according to the news release. These crackers were sent to a lab, which confirmed the presence of THC.

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The daycare owner, a 60-year-old woman, surrendered to authorities on Thursday and faces three counts of cruelty and harm to children. She was released on $2,000 bond.

Child Protective Services has been notified of the incident and the daycare has surrendered its license, officials said.

A photo of a daycare without children.

A photo of a daycare without children.
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The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a Fox News request for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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