A 17-year-old North Thurston High School student was arrested Monday and is accused of bringing marijuana-laced cookies to school and sharing them with at least three other students, according to Lacey police Lt. Phil Comstock.
“She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance – marijuana – and we’re referring the case to the juvenile prosecutor,” Comstock said.
One of the students who ate some of the baked goods became ill, went to the school nurse’s office and then was taken to the hospital by an aid unit. That teen’s symptoms prompted school officials to report the incident to school resource officer Ken Westphal, who confirmed the cookies contained THC, the chemical compound in cannabis, according to Comstock.
At least three North Thurston students had either purchased or agreed to pay for pot cookies, and they could face criminal charges, he said. All four students are under a 10-day emergency expulsion, according to Courtney Schrieve, district spokeswoman.
The girl who became ill is reported in satisfactory condition, Schrieve said.
Police do not believe there were large quantities of drugs in the cookies, Comstock said.