FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4)– The mother of a teenager, who jumped from a third story apartment balcony after eating pot edibles, has been arrested for allegedly giving her son the edibles.
On April 14 Austin Essig launched himself through a plate glass window at 1050 Hobbit Street, an apartment complex near Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
In a post on Fort Collins Police Services’ Facebook page Essig, 19, wrote that he followed the recommended dosage, he only ate one brownie and that his reaction to the marijuana was “far from normal.”
Essig told police he ingested marijuana but wouldn’t say in the post where he got it.
On Thursday, Police arrested Julieane Jablonski for tampering with a witness and providing marijuana to an underage person. Tampering with a witness is a felony. Jablonski, 38, was booked into the Larimer County Jail.
Through their investigation, police learned that Essig consumed one dose of an edible marijuana brownie. He had not consumed any other substance prior to or after consuming the brownie and started acting strangely.
According to witnesses Essig ran toward the living room window and jumped out of it without hesitation. The fall three stories seriously injured Essig.
Police said it was determined through the investigation that Jablonski, Essig’s mother, provided the edible marijuana brownie consumed by Essig.
The remainder of the marijuana edible brownie was collected and sent for testing to determine THC levels and to confirm if those levels correspond with the label. Those tests are pending.
A neighbor told CBS4 he heard the window shatter when Essig jumped and then found him lying bloodied on the ground.
“We heard a loud crash and I thought … that someone was breaking into vehicles,” Francis Labarbera said.
Labarbera said Essig was confused when he ran up to help him, saying he didn’t even realize he had jumped from a window.
“He was all covered in glass and blood and everything.”