Nanny accused of giving 'unknown pills' to 2-year-old in Anne Arundel County
SEVERN, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A Maryland nanny is facing multiple charges after being caught on camera giving a toddler unauthorized medication in Severn last month.
According to the Anne Arundel County Police, officers responded to a home in the 8200 block of Saint Francis Drive on January 11.
While there, the mother of a 2-year-old told police she observed the nanny giving the child "unknown pills" on a video from inside her residence. The pills reportedly caused the child to "sleep for several hours."
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Police say the toddler received care from a primary care physician following the incident.
Detectives launched an investigation and executed a search warrant at the home of the suspect, 38-year-old Shannon Michelle Emery, in Sunderland.
Authorities say "numerous pieces of evidence were collected" during the search, including antihistamines.
On Monday, Emery was arrested and charged with second-degree child abuse, reckless endangerment and neglect of a minor.
Police are urging other potential victims to contact the Anne Arundel Child Abuse Unit at 410-222-4733.