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N. Las Vegas Manager Reassigned After Previous Crime Surfaces

A North Las Vegas water department manager has been reassigned as officials investigate a complaint about the man who years ago had admitted to making his son's football team sick in a plot for revenge.

North Las Vegas said it reassigned longtime employee Jerome M. Breland to the sewer department from his interim utilities operations manager position, pending the outcome of a complaint sent to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

Breland pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge after putting ipecac syrup in a bottle of juice at his son's football team practice.

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The incident, which took place in 2000, sent seven kids to the hospital. Breland completed probation in 2004.

Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)