UPDATE: Camp Beckwith investigation to be heard by grand jury

Baldwin County

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WKRG) — A week after an investigation into campers at a South Baldwin church camp started reporting being drugged with the sleep aid Melatonin, the investigation is wrapping up.

A Baldwin County grand jury will decide if any charges will be filed in this case. The jurors will hear the case once the investigation is complete.

Law enforcement sources tell News 5 as many as a dozen campers, at least one from last year, reported being drugged at the camp run by the Episcopal Church.

Parents started reporting to the sheriff’s office allegations of campers being given 5-milligram tablets of Melatonin, a herb commonly used as a sleep aid.  Criminal charges are unlikely because the drug is not a controlled substance.

The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Human Resources are conducting the investigation but it will be up to a grand jury to make the final determination if anything criminal occurred.

Camp officials are fully co-operating in the investigation.
 

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