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On April 18, 2018, at Great Mills High School, located in Great Mills, Maryland, a school employee became aware a student was ill and possibly suffering from an overdose, due to eating a brownie which contained THC/CBG, which is derived from marijuana plants. Corporal Kristi Nelson was notified and a joint investigation with the St. Mary’s County Public Schools and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was initiated. The investigation determined a fifteen year old female student made the brownies containing marijuana and subsequently sold them at school.

Numerous students consumed the brownies and became ill. Two students were ultimately transported to a local hospital for treatment. The juvenile suspect who made and sold the brownies was charged with the following:

  • CDS: Distribution School Property
  • CDS: Distribution of Marijuana
  • CDS: Possession of Marijuana
  • Reckless Endangerment
  • Disruption of School Activities

The investigation is on-going and has been continued by detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Michael Labanowski at (301) 475-4200 extension *8033 or by email at Michael.Labanowski@stmarysmd.com. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to “TIP239” plus their message to “CRIMES” (274637).

Through the Crime Solvers Program tipsters are eligible for an award of up to $1,000 for information about a crime in St. Mary’s County that leads to an arrest or indictment.