After giving his teacher a marijuana brownie, an 18-year-old student at Seaholm High School in Birmingham, Michigan is facing felony charges of food tampering carrying a sentence of 10-years in prison.
Birmingham police say toxicology tests confirm there were traces of THC in a Seaholm High School teacher’s system after he reportedly ate a marijuana-laced cookie that was given to him by one of his students.
THC is the primary ingredient in marijuana. The student, 18, faces charges of food tampering, a 10-year felony.
Police Cmdr. Terry Kiernan said police received the toxicology report Monday and that an arrest warrant is being sought against the student. Kiernan added the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office wants additional information before writing the warrant.
“We’re working on getting the information and hopefully we’ll have a warrant by the first part of next week,” he said Wednesday.
School officials confirmed the teacher returned to work on Monday. He became ill shortly after eating the cookie on March 4 and was taken to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital by a family member. He was released from the hospital a short time later and spent the next several days recuperating at home.
You’d be very hard-pressed to find someone who wants to eat weed brownies without knowing what they were getting themselves into (or at least knowing what they’d eaten). So when the Seaholm High School unknowingly ingested the marijuana-laced brownie it must have been miserable. If you weren’t aware that you’d eaten a pot brownie and out of nowhere the waves of THC began to kick in, well, it’d be miserable.
But 10-years in prison? That’s, that’s waaaayyyyy too much. A sentence like that seems like one of those sentences tossed around simply to make an example of someone, and an 18-year-old’s entire life can be ruined by a judge looking to make an example.
I know firsthand how miserable it can be when you eat pot brownies that absolutely devastate you. Just last month I wrote this piece on ‘How to Make Weed Brownies‘ after I ate one that completely floored me, leaving me uncomfortably stoned for 24-hours. My situation was obviously different because I knowingly ingested marijuana edibles, but I have to think that even if I didn’t know what I was eating I wouldn’t want to see someone spend TEN YEARS in prison because of one brownie…Just my two cents.