Police: 4 children eat weed-infused brownies; man arrested |

Police: 4 children eat weed-infused brownies; man arrested

The Associated Press

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina say four children consumed a relative’s marijuana-infused brownies.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Sunday that the children are expected to recover after eating brownies that 40-year-old Justin Neal French said he made.

News outlets report a 911 caller had noticed their spouse and three of the children showed symptoms of possibly being poisoned. Deputies learned the family had gone to French’s home and consumed brownies.

Deputies found a 4-year-old in distress at French’s home. Two of the other children who ate the brownies are 6. The fourth is 9.

French told deputies the drug-infused brownies were unknowingly mixed with regular ones. He was charged with four counts of misdemeanor child abuse and other offenses. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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