Matoaca High School Student charged after classmates eat ‘Pot Brownies’

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on October 25, 2018.

A student of Matoaca High School has been charged with lacing a batch of brownies with marijuana and giving portions to seven of her schoolmates earlier this year.

Notably, four of the seven students, who ranged in age from 14 -17, had experienced symptoms from the drug.

According to Chesterfield Police, the14-year-old student was charged with possession of marijuana and adulteration of food after lab results showed the brownies contained tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

"The lab was unable to tell us how much THC was in the brownies," a police spokesperson said.

It appeared the charges have been diverted by the court, according to police. That usually means the charge would be dismissed if the student met certain conditions.

Court uses diversion sometimes for first-time offenders which involve the juvenile being referred to counseling or attending an educational program with his or her parents offered through the court.

Police were called to Matoaca High back in January 31 after the student arrived at the school's clinic.

Out of seven, three students were picked up by their parents after experiencing symptoms of the drug and another student, 15, was taken to the hospital for a more severe reaction. That student had earlier gone to the school’s clinic with various symptoms after eating one of the brownies and, as a precaution, school officials called for an ambulance.

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