COVINGTON, La. – (WDSU)
A Covington-area woman was arrested Tuesday after her 11-year-old daughter brought THC-laced edibles to school and shared them with her classmates, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputy assigned as a resource officer at a Mandeville-area school alerted detectives after a student had a reaction to a gummy candy she was given by a classmate.
The child had to be transported to an area hospital for medical attention.
The resource officer at the school learned that an 11-year-old had brought the gummies to school and passed them out to other students.
At the child’s home, detectives located a variety of THC edibles, products and related paraphernalia, according to the sheriff.
The sheriff said the child’s mother, Alexandra Price, admitted that she had been making the products.
She was arrested and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:
- Possession of Schedule I CDS
- Manufacturing of Schedule I CDS
- Cruelty to Juveniles
- Sale, Distribution or Possession of Legend Drug without a Prescription
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
The juvenile, who knew what the gummies contained, was arrested on suspicion of distribution of schedule I CDS, and was released into the custody of a family member.
The investigation remains ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.
“I applaud our resource officer and the staff at this school who immediately alerted detectives to launch an investigation after a student became sick, preventing the possibility of more children consuming the THC-laced gummies,” said Sheriff Randy Smith. “This is an example of how our schools and law enforcement work together every day to keep our children safe.”