A Chippewa Falls parent is facing charges, after his daughter ate a marijuana-laced chocolate bar she reportedly found in his dresser.
38-year-old Jason Hetke is scheduled to make an appearance in court Tuesday for misdemeanor child neglect and possession of marijuana. Prosecutors allege his daughter ate an entire candy bar that contained 22.5 doses of marijuana; the equivalent of 225 milligrams of THC.
Authorities said the girl who ate it appeared intoxicated in school. When a police officer and a school official examined her, they could barely detect a pulse. Police later executed a search warrant and found a bag with the “Colorado Bar” label, and another bag with butane hash oil — a concentrated form of the main THC ingredient in marijuana.
Marijuana infused foods are legal in Colorado, but cannot be shipped to other states. It also cannot be sent within Colorado by U.S. Mail, since the federal government still outlaws marijuana and the postal service is a federal agency.