Marijuana brownies might appear to be an over-generalized stereotype of the pot-smoking community. However, three students at a Connecticut high school are facing the potential of expulsion after school authorities say they brought this drug-laced dessert onto campus. Although they have been released to their parents, all three are currently facing drug charges in juvenile court.
Apparently, a teenage boy sold brownies that had been baked with marijuana to another student. In turn, that student took the brownies to school, which went against the high school's policy concerning drugs and alcohol. He then sold the brownies to a third student. According to police, that student had also intended to sell the brownies.
After an investigation by a school officer, prescription medication was also found in the locker of the third student. Supposedly, he had those medications on hand with the intent to sell them to some of the other students. Due to the investigation, all three of the boys were arrested on multiple charges, including illegally selling a controlled substance.
The teenagers range in age from 14 to 16 years old, and it appears as though they will be charged as minors. Although avoiding being charged as an adult can work in their favor, drug charges in Connecticut are still handled quite seriously, especially when they originate on school campuses. These young boys and their family may take any applicable laws into consideration before deciding on a defense strategy that can best serve their needs. Going forward, their defense plan will likely focus on garnering the best outcome for these young teenagers who still have the rest of their lives ahead of them.
Source: Connecticut Post, "Students arrested in marijuana brownies charge", Susan Tuz, March 28, 2014