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Wed Jun 12, 2024, 08:25 AM Jun 12

Oregon man who drugged daughter's friends with insomnia medication at sleepover gets prison term [View all]

https://apnews.com/article/oregon-sleepover-girls-drugged-59448423b7a0cca253ed46112c0514ec

Oregon man who drugged daughter’s friends with insomnia medication at sleepover gets prison term

Updated 1:41 PM EDT, June 11, 2024

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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.”

He said he planned a fun sleepover last summer for his daughter and three of her friends, all then age 12, but they didn’t go to bed by 11 p.m. as he wanted. Meyden said he wanted them well rested for the next day, but he also wanted them to go to bed so he could sleep.

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