Sanford police on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old Seminole High School student on a charge of felony drug possession after a school resource officer found him with cannabis gummy candy, they said Thursday.
The officer was contacted about 8 a.m. when a parent reported his daughter had called him to say she “made a bad choice, that [she] ate an edible and wasn’t feeling well,” according to a police report.
The 16-year-old had sold a marijuana-infused gummy square to the girl earlier that morning, police said. The girl’s sister said the boy told her the pot candy made the girl seem “really messed up,” according to the report.
When officers searched the boy, they found two individually packaged gummy squares — one green and one red — in his possession. The boy said the candies were “like weed,” the report said.
About 10:40 a.m., Sanford police examined the gummies, which tested positive for THC, the chemical compound that gets people high. The 16-year-old was arrested and taken to the Seminole County Juvenile Assessment Center and later released, according to the report.
The Orlando Sentinel is not naming the boy because he is a juvenile. He faces a charge of possession of cannabis over 20 grams, which is a felony.
Sanford police said they think more pot gummies have been sold throughout the area and are “encouraging parents to discuss the seriousness of the possession and consumption” of the squares, according to a news release.
Police also released a photo they said has been circulating through social-media accounts depicting several gummy squares in an assortment of colors displayed beneath text that reads, “This is what hevan (sic) looks like.”
Instead of selling candy he needs to get a better education. HEAVEN! 😂
Now I do have a question about this case though. Does this candy cause you to have an upset stomach? Because I thought it was supposed to help situations out not make them worse. Maybe she ate a piece that was too big or something. But I thought It should make you feel better. If that’s the case I want my money back.