Police: Teacher served pot-laced food at potluck dinner

Police: Teacher served pot-laced food with potluck supper |

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A New teacher landed throughout jail right after serving pot-laced meals with a potluck dinner, police within Benicia, Calif., said Saturday.

Teresa Gilmete Badger, 47, ended up being arrested Friday in 3 counts of poisoning, in accordance with Lt. Frank Hartig in the Benicia Police Department.

On Nov. 21, a range of folks got sick in a Thanksgiving potluck after consuming food brought in through Badger, a teacher with Matthew Turner Primary School, in accordance with Hartig.

"They couldn't figure it out however they basically had been obtaining high," he said.

Two adults sought treatment in a hospital and a 15-year-old boy which ate the particular leftovers also got sick. His Or Her symptoms included hallucinations, elevated coronary heart rates, shortness regarding breath, unsteady gait and lower-body numbness, Hartig said.

One patient's blood tested positive pertaining to Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, an active ingredient in marijuana, police said. Badger's arrest came following a six-week investigation.

Badger "intentionally put weed in to become able to a meals source as well as provided that will to co-workers. I don't think it absolutely was malice," Hartig said, declining to say when it could are already a prank gone bad.

California enables visitors to use marijuana for health-related purposes. Unlike Colorado and Washington state, hawaii doesn't allow recreational use.

Telephone numbers for Badger's house address had been disconnected.

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