Parents Charged After Toddler Eats Pot Cookies

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4)- A toddler in Thornton is recovering after snacking on cookies made with marijuana. That child’s parents are facing charges.

Police said Amy and Eric Ready were arrested for child abuse and marijuana possession shortly after taking their 3-year-old to Children’s Hospital after the toddler became lethargic.

The parents are suspected of having “pot infused” cookies stashed inside a kitchen cupboard.

Three children living in that home — ages 13, 7 and 3 — ate the cookies. The teen was apparently looking for a snack and found the cookies.

“They grabbed the snack, these cookies. Gives it to the 7 and 3-year-olds. The 7-year-old takes one bite and says this is disgusting. The 3-year-old eats two of them,” said North Metro Drug Task Force spokesman Jerry Peters.

North Metro Drug Task Force officers said they’re seeing more children ending up in the emergency room with cases similar to this, especially as medical marijuana becomes more prevalent and pot infused products are more common in homes.

Police said the Readys are not medical marijuana patients.


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