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Maryland mom accused of poisoning young sons with Visine
Fox News ^ | 02 July 2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/02/2014 10:35:54 AM PDT by Red Badger

A Maryland mother was arrested Monday after she poisoned her young sons with eye drops, police in Pennsylvania said.

State police in Gettysburg announced they had arrested 23-year-old Samantha Unger, of Thurmont. She allegedly told state police in Gettysburg that she put drops of Visine into water and juice for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old became sick by drinking them accidentally.

Unger faces charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children.

A police affidavit says both children became sick this spring, and the older boy required hospitalization. Doctors at Hershey Medical Center suspected poisoning, and tests found the drug in the 3-year-old’s urine.

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: childabuse; crime; md; poison; samanthaunger; visine

Maryland State Police arrested Samantha Unger, 23, who allegedly told officers that she put drops of Visine into water and juice for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old became sick by drinking them accidentally.ADAMS COUNTY PRISON

1 posted on 07/02/2014 10:35:55 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Leonard Unger’s daughter?


2 posted on 07/02/2014 10:38:31 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: Red Badger

Moron. Skank.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 10:38:51 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Red Badger

Visine is one of the ingredients of Russian ultra-nasty synthetic drug “Krokodil,” which is injected. But even so...


4 posted on 07/02/2014 10:38:53 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom
I once new a female bartender in Houston that was known to put a drop of Visine in an obnoxious patron's drink. Instant diarrhea.
5 posted on 07/02/2014 10:43:17 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: Steely Tom

wow don’t google that drug.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 10:43:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Badger

Her eyes are bloodshot, she could use some Visine.


7 posted on 07/02/2014 10:43:55 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: MisterArtery

new = knew


8 posted on 07/02/2014 10:44:16 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: Red Badger

Visine is that poisonous? You put it in your eyes, it runs down your throat.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 10:44:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Still Thinking

So she said she put Visine in the 3 year olds juice. And the problem is that the 1 year old drank it by mistake??? What the heck???


10 posted on 07/02/2014 10:45:56 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: Red Badger

Nobody puts Visine in water and juice and leaves them where kids can get them.


11 posted on 07/02/2014 10:49:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: MisterArtery

Would that be a good cure for constipation?


12 posted on 07/02/2014 10:49:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Red Badger

In the old cold war days, KGB, MI6 and CIA agents caried Visine with them to lace the drinks of their enemies.

After drinking Visine, GI problems would take them out of action for awhile.


13 posted on 07/02/2014 10:53:00 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: MisterArtery

That was a plot point in an old episode of CSI.


14 posted on 07/02/2014 10:55:46 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Red Badger

Apparently the movie ‘Wedding Crashers’ popularized this “prank”.


15 posted on 07/02/2014 10:56:38 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: DManA

You must have a strange anatomy..................


16 posted on 07/02/2014 10:57:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Red Badger

Wow. I have learned something new today. What kind of crazy people there are in this country!


17 posted on 07/02/2014 10:58:25 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Red Badger; DManA

“Tetrahydrozoline, which is also found in nasal sprays, can lead to coma, difficulty or inability to breathe, blurred vision, seizures, nausea and/or vomiting, according to the National Institutes of Health”


18 posted on 07/02/2014 10:58:54 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: GeronL

I think this is one of those cases of Munchhausen’s Syndrome by Proxy............


19 posted on 07/02/2014 10:59:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: MisterArtery
I once new a female bartender in Houston that was known to put a drop of Visine in an obnoxious patron's drink. Instant diarrhea.

Pure urban legend.

20 posted on 07/02/2014 11:01:12 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: DManA

That’s only a problem if your eyes are bigger than your stomach.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 11:01:32 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: Red Badger

“Hey I am innocent, I was only trying to poison the 3 year old...”

Definitely some mental illness going on there.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Red Badger

Thurmont, MD, is not home to the sharpest knives in the drawer.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 11:07:18 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Red Badger

Totally Guilty


24 posted on 07/02/2014 11:09:56 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Red Badger
She allegedly told state police in Gettysburg that she put drops of Visine into water and juice for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old became sick by drinking them accidentally.

And she thought this was a good defense because . . . .? The age of legal consent to drink Visine is three years old????

25 posted on 07/02/2014 11:19:44 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Red Badger

Where do you think tears go?


26 posted on 07/02/2014 11:24:41 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Red Badger

Where are the kids’ sperm donor?


27 posted on 07/02/2014 12:19:58 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: DManA

Into my sinus cavity.............


28 posted on 07/02/2014 12:22:18 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: ExCTCitizen

In today’s world, she may not even know who he/they are.................


29 posted on 07/02/2014 12:23:14 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Phillyred

Never saw it.................


30 posted on 07/02/2014 12:24:04 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Red Badger
American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart answered Tears are produced to keep your eyes moist. As new tears are produced, old tears drain from the eye through two small holes called the upper and lower puncta, located at the corner of your upper and lower eyelids near the nose. The tears then move through a passage called the canaliculus and into the lacrimal sac. From the sac, the tears drop down the tear duct (called nasolacrimal duct), which drains into the back of your nose and throat. That is why your nose runs when you cry.

http://www.sharecare.com/health/eye-vision-health/how-tears-drain-from-eye

31 posted on 07/02/2014 12:52:40 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Red Badger

She deserves to be sterilized...and a long term jail sentence. I have no patience anymore for these idiots...either shape up or your done...in her case it should be a done deal. She was murdering her own innocent kid....imagine what she’s cpable of for anyone who does her wrong!


32 posted on 07/02/2014 12:57:38 PM PDT by caww
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To: DManA

My nose runs without crying. Allergies........................


33 posted on 07/02/2014 1:04:36 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,752 threads and 85,005 replies. ..)
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To: Red Badger

A common urban legend is that a few drops of Visine in an unsuspecting victim’s drink will cause a harmless bout of diarrhea. This will not produce diarrhea, but oral administration of Visine can induce dangerous side effects related to Visine’s ingredient tetrahydrozoline hydrochloride such as:

Dangerously low body temperature (hypothermia)
Blurred vision
Nausea and vomiting
Difficulty in breathing or even a complete halt in breathing
Elevating (hypertension) then dropping (hypotension) blood pressure
Possible coma
Seizures and tremors

Anyone ingesting Visine should get medical attention or contact a poison control center immediately.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 1:22:25 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Red Badger

True...


35 posted on 07/03/2014 5:48:50 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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