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April 27, 2010 > Ingestion of marijuana laced brownies at high school

Ingestion of marijuana laced brownies at high school

Submitted By Lt. Chris Orrey, Hayward PD

On Wednesday, April 21 about 11 a.m., Tennyson High School campus supervisors notified their assigned school resource officer (SRO) of a student in possession of a brownie suspected to be laced with marijuana. The SRO, Officer Ken Henderson investigated the matter and determined the following:

A Tennyson High School teacher saw a student passing money to another student in class in exchange for an object unknown to the teacher. The teacher notified campus supervisors, who determined that the object exchanged for money was a brownie suspected to be laced with marijuana. Campus supervisors notified Officer Henderson, who initiated an investigation.

As the investigation unfolded, Officer Henderson learned that a 17-year-old student from Tennyson High had brought marijuana-laced brownies to school, sold them to at least two students and gave one to another student. Four students, including the student who sold the brownies, became ill with symptoms of marijuana influence. One of the four students passed out in a school ambulance and one was taken to St. Rose Hospital. Two of the students had reportedly never used marijuana before. All students are expected to fully recover from ingestion of marijuana.

The student who sold the brownies was arrested for selling and furnishing marijuana. One and a half brownies with marijuana suspected to be inside were recovered from students and additional baggies of marijuana were recovered in the classroom. Hayward PD and the Hayward Unified School District are working together on this investigation.

Anybody with information about this incident should call Officer Henderson through the Crime Stoppers line at (510) 293-7197.

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