Pest Control Company Facing Federal Charges for Boy’s Brain Damage

Peyton McCaughey

Peyton McCaughey

A South Florida pest control company now faces federal charges in connection to a fumigation that led to the hospitalization of a 10-year-old boy from Palm City.

According to the documents filed in U.S. District Court, the owner and an employee of Sunland Pest Control are charged with two federal crimes and could face up to 6 years in prison.

Sunland Pest Control is the company that was contracted by Terminix to spray Peyton McCaughey’s home in Palm City for termites on August 14. The family was told it was safe to return to the home two days later, but they immediately started feeling ill. According to the family, their son Peyton was left with severe brain damage.

Sunland Pest Control owner Grenale Williiams and his employee Canarie Deon Curry now face two federal charges. They were filed on Friday.

Peyton’s family attorney says the family has no comment on the criminal matter.

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