Oregon Man Charged with Spiking Smoothies At his Daughter’s Sleepover


The girls, hospitalized shortly after the incident, tested positive for benzodiazepine, a potent sedative commonly prescribed for anxiety disorders. 

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Benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax, and Klonopin are known for inducing sedation, sleepiness, and relaxation.

According to the affidavit, Meyden faces a litany of charges, including three felony counts of causing another person to ingest a controlled substance, three felony counts of applying a schedule IV-controlled substance to the body of a minor, and three misdemeanor counts of delivering to a minor a schedule IV-controlled substance.

Probable Cause Affidavit

The affidavit, authored by a Lake Oswego police Detective Nicole Palmeri, outlines the sequence of events leading up to the alleged drugging. Meyden’s active involvement in the girls’ activities during the sleepover, which included trips to get their nails done and fetching pizza for dinner, stands in stark contrast to the sinister act he’s accused of committing.

Meyden prepared smoothies for the girls before bedtime. Each girl, including the suspect’s daughter, received two smoothies in milkshake-style glasses. Each drink was accompanied by specifically colored reusable straws to distinguish them. He insisted each girl drink from her designated cup.