DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver dispensary has accused a former employee of sabotaging its chocolate that sickened an attendee at the Denver County Fair this summer.
In a lawsuit, the dispensary, LivWell, blames Daniel de Sailles for adding pot to the chocolate.
“I thought it was absolutely absurd,” de Sailles said. “I laughed and then I got mad and then I laughed again. They’re saying I had the motive and the opportunity to sabotage their products.”
De Sailles was manning a booth next to LivWell at the fair.
The man who became ill and was hospitalized, Jordan Coombs, has sued LivWell for providing him and others with marijuana-laced chocolate at the fair in August.
“I felt like I was having a heart attack,” he said. “I started having convulsions and freaking out and said, ‘We’ve got to get to the hospital right now.’ ”
Coombs said he was told by LivWell that the chocolate, called “Full Melt,” did not contain marijuana. But his attorney later said that tests at the hospital confirmed that THC was present in his blood.
The fair’s rules prohibited the sale or distribution of marijuana.
LivWell declined to comment.
De Sailles acknowledged he left LivWell on poor terms, but said his retaliation has been limited to Facebook posts.
Colorado’s marijuana enforcement division is investigating the case.
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