An Oregon man who drugged his daughter and her friends with fruit smoothies laced with a sleeping medication after they didn’t go to bed during a sleepover was sentenced to two years in prison.

Michael Meyden, a 57-year-old from the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego, apologized during his sentencing Monday after pleading guilty to three felony counts of causing another person to ingest a controlled substance, The Oregonian reported.

“My whole life is destroyed,” he told the court. “Everything that was important to me up until that point is gone.”

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    1 month ago

    Could go either way as he dosed preteen children with fucking benzos.

    I figured it was something like melatonin and the punishment might have been excessive, but nope.

    Intentions aside, that’s just really unsafe.

    Although now I’m curious if was at least measuring out the dose for each drink, or just tossing some undissolved pills in the blender and hoping it distributes evenly.

    Edit: Holy shit does that AP article leave out some details. This guy was definitely looking to abuse the kids

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      1 month ago

      Yeah, sure looks like it:

      Investigators saw the text the girl sent a family friend. The girl’s message said Meyden “kept moving us away from each other but kept doing tests to make sure we weren’t awake,” according to the affidavit. She texted that one of the girls “won’t wake up,” the filing states.

      The court record says the girl saw Meyden return to the basement a third time and he “seemed drunk.”

      The only reason we know about it is because one of the girls didn’t drink the drug laced smoothies. The others that did were “groggy or blacked out” through the next day.