A resident of a retirement home in Trégor (Côtes-d'Armor) is suspected of having introduced tranquilizers into the water jug of another resident.
The 67-year-old man would have had a dispute with his victim, an octogenarian, reports
The staff of the home had been alerted by the condition of the old lady after a meal in June.
She was much more sleepy than usual.
The employees had therefore increased their surveillance and observed the same state of lethargy a month later, still after eating.
Finally, a similar incident occurred in September, on another resident who was not the main target.
Molecules found in his room
Residues found at the bottom of a water jug were analyzed.
These are tranquilizers.
The Perros-Guirec gendarmerie brigade, in charge of the investigation after the complaint lodged by the octogenarian, quickly identified the suspect.
The Saint-Brieuc prosecutor's office tells our colleagues that a search made it possible to "find in the room of the accused the molecules identical to those found in the water jugs".
The 60-year-old, who still lives in the retirement home but under close surveillance, is being prosecuted for "administering harmful substances to a vulnerable person".
Neither resident who ingested the anxiolytics suffered any sequelae.
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