STARKE, Fla. — A Starke woman is facing several child neglect charges after deputies said multiple children ate her THC-infused edibles.
The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) arrested Adrienne Jones, 37, after deputies said a child found what he thought was “warhead candies” at her home on Thursday, and shared them with other kids in the neighborhood.
According to the arrest report, multiple kids were outside playing in a neighborhood when one of them came inside his home and “began to act strange.”
Deputies said he “felt funny because his head was spinning, and his teeth felt like they were growing,” the arrest report stated.
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His mom then asked a woman in the neighborhood to watch her other two children while she rushed him to an emergency room to get him checked out.
While on her way to the emergency room, her other two kids also began acting strange, the report stated.
Deputies said the woman called their mom, telling her that the kids had eaten candy they received from another child and said it tasted like “cigarettes or weed.”
The woman then drug tested her child, who was also playing with kids in the neighborhood, and it came back positive for THC.
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The next day, both women spoke with BCSO about the incident. Deputies then went to Jones’ home and arrested her after discovering she already had a warrant for her arrest in Bradford County.
While in custody, Jones admitted to BCSO that she initially had the THC-infused edibles in her purse, but took them out when she was looking for something inside her purse, and left them on the kitchen table.
Jones also confessed to having marijuana that she bought from a neighbor in a black box. BCSO said that box, which was also on the kitchen table, had drug paraphernalia, scales, and 3.7 grams of marijuana inside.
Jones faces five counts of child neglect as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession charges.
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