LITTLE ROCK, AR – A man is accused of stealing his 6-year-old step-son’s prescription medication. According to the report, the man had been emptying the medication out of the capsules, putting them back together, and replacing them in the bottle.
Noel Santoro, 40 of Midway, is charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree.
According to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, the mother of the child noticed that the pills she was giving her son were empty. She also tells investigators that she had been contacted by school officials, who said her child had not been behaving normally and asked if he was receiving his medication.
The sheriff’s office says Santoro admitted to taking the medication on three separate occasions.
Santoro was arrested and put in jail on $1,000 bond. He also has been placed on a no bond hold for a probation violation.