Mother accused of poisoning young sons with Visine

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GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Maryland mother allegedly poisoned her young sons with eye drops, police in Pennsylvania said.

Samantha Unger, 23, of Thurmont, was arrested Monday after she told state police in Gettysburg that she put drops of Visine into drinks for her 3-year-old and that her 1-year-old became sick by drinking them accidentally.

She 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.

Unger lived in Orrtanna at the time, outside Gettysburg, before moving across the Maryland border to Thurmont.

Unger’s public defender didn’t return a phone message. A judge set bail at $50,000 about two weeks ago.