The operator of an UNLICENSED day care service in Indiana, has been arrested after medics treat four children for overdose symptoms.
The owner, Stephanie Gribble, 37, is in the Marion County Jail and it is not the first time she has been in trouble for operating unlicensed day care.
The Indianapolis Star reports that the boy is age 5, and the girls are 5, 2, and 11 months. All are from separate families and attended the day care which was operated from the owners home on 9400 block of Gemini Drive.
Authorities have been trying to stop Stephanie Gribble, 37, from operating without a license for several years. Gribble has been charged with four counts of child neglect. She has previously faced prosecution over running unlicensed child services, beginning in 2008 according to Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.
Child Services officials contacted police on Thursday. Police believe the four children, still receiving hospital treatment, may have been given a combination of over-the-counter and prescription medicine.
Court documents state that the children were ‘drooling, had difficulty walking and were staring into space’. Officials have ordered the day care closed with immediate effect.
In 2011, court documents show that Gribble had 13 kids in her care and again in 2012, she had 15 kids under her care and no license was ever obtained. In 2012, The Indiana Attorney General’s office filed an injunction against Gribble for operating an illegal day care located Far Eastside in the 11000 block of Stoeppelwerth. Marion Superior Court Judge David Shaheed ordered the daycare closed for violation of Indiana code.
Gribble is facing years in prison as embarrassed social services deal with this multiple offender who they failed to stop.
IndyStar report that The Indiana Attorney General’s office filed an injunction against Gribble in 2012 for operating an illegal day care on the Far Eastside in the 11000 block of Stoeppelwerth
Marion Superior Court Judge David Shaheed ordered Gribble to close that day care in November 2012, noting she has “repeatedly violated and continues to violate Indiana code,” according to court records.
Anyone operating daycare with more than 5 children, must be licensed.