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Daycare owner accused of drugging milk

Kimberly Lane has been accused of putting antihistamines in children's food so they would fall asleep after lunch.
/ Source: NBCDFW.com

The owner of a Van Alstyne daycare has been accused of putting antihistamines in children's food so they would fall asleep after lunch.

Kimberly Lane, the owner of the Luv N Learning daycare, was arrested and charged with 16 counts of child endangerment after someone called authorities and said she was mixing an over-the-counter antihistamine with milk and then giving it to children.

Investigators are now trying to figure out how long Lane had been dolling out her concoction, known as "special milk."

Lane and the daycare are now being investigated by Child Protective Services and the Van Alstyne Police Department. At the time of Lane's arrest, officials said 15 children were at the daycare and that they ranged in age from 20 months to just over 4 years old.

According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Lane was issued a license to run her daycare on June 2, 2010. Since that time, the daycare has been inspected seven times and three deficiencies have been found. The deficiencies, all on Dec. 16, 2010, were for staff records not having a signed affidavit, the director missing two of the required 20 hours of annual training and for one out of four children's records not having the required hearing and vision testing.

All of the deficiencies were corrected before the end of the year.

NBC 5's Susy Solis contributed to this report.