8 sickened after pot brownies allegedly brought to class
Cannabis plant (file) - Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
BOULDER, Colo. – Two University of
Colorado students accused of providing marijuana-laced brownies to
unsuspecting classmates and a professor have been arrested and face
several felony charges.
The Daily Camera reports
21-year-old Thomas Ricardo Cunningham and 19-year-old Mary Elizabeth
Essa were arrested Saturday on suspicion of second-degree assault and
inducing the consumption of controlled substances by fraudulent means,
along with two conspiracy counts.
CU Police spokesman Ryan Huff says officers were called Friday
morning after a history professor complained of dizziness and losing
consciousness. The professor, who was not identified, was hospitalized.
Two students in the class who ate the brownies also were hospitalized
and five others were sickened.
Police say Cunningham and Essa baked the brownies and brought them to class as part of a "bring food day."