Woman, 11-year-old daughter arrested after girl brings pot edibles to St. Tammany school, says sheriff's office

Classmate hospitalized

Chris Miller
September 11, 2019 - 1:39 pm

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office says an 11-year-old girl brought marijuana edibles to her school and shared them with her classmates. One child had to go the hospital after having an adverse reaction. The 11-year-old's mother has been arrested.

"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 sheriff's office said in a statement. "The resource officer at the school learned that an 11-year-old had brought the gummies to the school and passed them out to other students."

Deputies went to the girl's house. The sheriff's office says a search found a variety of THC edibles and products. According to authorities, Alexandra Price admitted she made the products. Deputies arrested the woman and charged her with possession and manufacture of controlled dangerous substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, and cruelty to a juvenile.

The sheriff's office says the daughter knew what was in the gummies. She was also arrested and released to the custody of a family member.

"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," Sheriff Randy Smith. "This is an example of how our schools and law enforcement work together every day to keep our children safe."

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