Middle School Students May Have Ingested Food Laced with Marijuana Derivatives

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (January 03, 2018)—Police in St. Mary's Co. report that several children at the Spring Ridge Middle School, located at 19856 Three Notch Rd. in Lexington Park, may have ingested food laced with marijuana derivatives on Tuesday.

Police say school staff were alerted to a child not feeling well after ingesting food they brought from home. It was later determined the child had shared the food with four friends during the morning and several children were also not feeling well.

School authorities immediately notified the School Resource Officer (SRO) from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office and EMS personnel were called to treat the children. The children were transported to MedStar St. Mary's Hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Investigation by the SRO and St. Mary's County Vice/Narcotics Detectives revealed the edible food items may have contained THC/CBG which is derived from marijuana plants.

All children were treated and released to their guardians.

Vice/Narcotics Detectives, Child Protective Services and school officials are continuing the investigation.

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