Skip to comments.Man arrested after 6-year-old swallows Adderall found in an Easter egg from a Daphne church
Posted on 03/26/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT by SonnyBubba
DAPHNE, Alabama -- A 21-year-old has been arrested after police say he put medication into a plastic Easter egg which mingled with 1,500 others and made its way into the hands of a 6-year-old Sunday.
Jarret Anthony Helm was arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the Daphne Police Department. He is being held in Daphne City Jail.
Officials say Helm was volunteering at Christ the King Catholic Church Sunday when he "inadvertently and accidentally," mixed a plastic Easter egg holding his ADHD medication with 1,500 bound for the March 24 Easter Family Fun Day egg hunt.
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Disorderly conduct? That’s all? This guy needs to be watched closely.
So accidentaly drop him down a flight of stairs...
Well shades of Halloween, except this story appears to be true.
Hey, if this can happen lets ban Adderall. The unintended consequences should be worth watching.
Sounds like he might want to up his dose, he’s getting distracted pretty easy...
I wonder if he was actually volunteering, or was “volunteering” in connection with some court-ordered supervisory program.
Okay, let’s see. The guy is working as a volunteer for an Easter egg hunt. And he keeps his prescription medication in a plastic Easter egg.
There is a remote possibility the guy might be innocent if the Adderal is prescribed for adult ADHD. Criminal actions require criminal intent. If the guy genuinely cannot think straight, he may have just made a very serious mistake and thankfully, the child was not injured.
I am not a big fan of trial by lynch mob. Let the police invetigate it thoroughly and let the jury decide.
As I understand it, this med is taken only once a day, usually at night.
Wonder why he carried his around with him.......
I've heard of it being taken for ADHD, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon. They stop taking it at night because it's hard to sleep when the drug takes effect. Of course I'm not a doctor or pharmacist and in severe cases of adult ADHD, it might be prescribed for more frequent use. In any event .... if the guy is that messed up he shouldn't be around children to begin with.
Maybe all prescription medicine should be microstamped with the name of the patient like the libs want done to bullets?
After sitting in church THAT damned long, I'd want a pill ... ANY pill ...
He has dead eyes.
For some reason that I can’t articulate, I doubt his story.
Presuming the local LEOs are capable of that.
to be honest i have ever seen a mug shot that a person doesn’t have that kind of look on his or her face. never.
plus theres a good chance he missed that dose of medication,....
Reinstate mental institutions.
I am not a big fan of trial by lynch mob....IIIIII don’t know. I’m getting more acceptable to it.
***Jarret Anthony Helm was arrested and charged with one count of disorderly conduct,***
So, what is the difference between this and the Tylenol poisonings years ago?
Exactly! Battery is at least another charge. Careless conduct, reckless conduct, etc.
LOL! That is a bit of an odd response, given that it is usually applied when the looks of a female are in question.
Adderol is not taken at night...if you intend to sleep
This drug is one of the most abused on college campuses....as it acts like a stimulant... many use it before a long nite of study. A number of college kids manage to fake ADHD to get prescriptions
Another freaking moron who thinks it is funny to get kids high or drunk. Nutcase.
Maybe it’s a different brand that I know about. It’s prescribed to be taken at bedtime for him.
Well, you just haven't lived until you've seen Tom DeLay's mug shot:
all politicians smile instinctively when a camera is put in front of their face.
They're still out there. Generally the top floor of most large hospitals is the mental ward. Locked stairwells that only unlock when the fire alarm is pulled, limited access to elevators, security guards etc.
I think what you mean to say is that it should be easier to get in ...
In the Tylenol poisonings, people died. There's nothing in the news story indicating that the 6-year-old even got sick.
SgtHooper: Exactly! Battery is at least another charge. Careless conduct, reckless conduct, etc.
Take it easy, Sarge. It appears to have been accidental and nobody got hurt.
SeminoleCounty: Adderol is not taken at night...if you intend to sleep. This drug is one of the most abused on college campuses....as it acts like a stimulant...
It IS a stimulant. A very powerful stimulant. A mixture of four different amphetamines.
... many use it before a long nite of study. A number of college kids manage to fake ADHD to get prescriptions
Yes, and it's available on the black market just like any other drug. It's my understanding that the street value is $10.00 a pill.