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February 3, 2010 > Police arrest two suspects in contaminated brownie incident

Police arrest two suspects in contaminated brownie incident

Submitted By Lt. Ben Horner

Union City police, working with the New Haven Unified School District, have arrested two suspects on marijuana charges after five James Logan High School students became ill on campus last week. This follows an investigation of brownies laced with marijuana.

Police also said that medical tests on two students who required hospital treatment indicated that although marijuana was present, no other illegal drugs were detected.

Police arrested an 18-year-old Union City resident, a non-student, for possession of marijuana and a 17-year-old Conley-Carabello High School student whom school administrators found on campus in possession of marijuana brownies, a pipe and bags of marijuana, apparently for sale.

Over the course of three days last week, five students, all of whom later admitted having ingested brownies, showed signs of being under the influence or became ill on campus. The students are a 9th-grade girl, two 10th-grade boys and 11th- and 12th-grade boys. Two of the students experienced convulsions and received emergency medical treatment and a third, who passed out, also required medical treatment.

Police began receiving information about the case after an automated telephone message was relayed Friday to all high school and middle school parents in the District, from the principals at each school,
" alert parents to the fact that a person or persons have given or sold, to a few our students, baked goods laced with ingredients that have caused the students to become under the influence and/or painfully sick."

Authorities are asking anyone with additional information in regard to this incident to please call the Union City Police Department (510) 471-1365 and reference UCPD case no. 100127004. The Union City Police Department also has a tip line for callers that want to leave anonymous tips for the police department: (510) 675-5207 or

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