Four individuals have been charged with 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. 


Summary: Four individuals—the owner of a Manchester, New Hampshire, in-home daycare and three employees—have been charged with child endangerment for allegedly adding melatonin to children’s food without parental consent. The investigation by Manchester Police began in November 2023, leading to charges against Sally Dreckmann and employees Traci Innie, Kaitlin Filardo, and Jessica Foster.

Key Takeaways: 

  • The owner and three employees of a Manchester, New Hampshire, in-home daycare have been charged with 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
  • The charges stem from allegations that melatonin was added to children’s food without parental knowledge or consent.
  • The Manchester Police Juvenile Division began investigating in November 2023 after receiving reports of unsafe practices at the daycare located at 316 Amory Street.

The owner of a Manchester, New Hampshire, in-home daycare and three employees have been charged with child endangerment for allegedly putting melatonin in the children’s food.

According to a Facebook post from the Manchester Police Department, an investigation began in November 2023 after detectives received a report alleging unsafe practices at the daycare located at 316 Amory St. Detectives discovered that “the children’s food was being sprinkled with melatonin” without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

Following an investigation by the Manchester Police Juvenile Division, arrest warrants were issued for the owner, Sally Dreckmann, 52, and employees Traci Innie, 51, Kaitlin Filardo, 23, and Jessica Foster, 23. 

All four individuals turned themselves in and have been charged with 10 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to the police department.