Weed ‘Gummy Bear’ Sends 14-Year-Old Girl to Hospital in New Jersey: Police - NBC New York

Weed ‘Gummy Bear’ Sends 14-Year-Old Girl to Hospital in New Jersey: Police

Classmate set to be charged with providing the marijuana edible, police say

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    Weed ‘Gummy Bear’ Sends 14-Year-Old Girl to Hospital in New Jersey: Police
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    • A 14-year-old girl in New Jersey was hospitalized after a classmate gave her a marijuana "gummy bear" that made her violently ill, cops say.

    • Fair Lawn police say the girl reported she was given the marijuana edible by 13-year-old classmate that would "stop her from stressing out"

    • The 13-year-old will be charged in family court; Subsequent investigation led to arrest of a 48-year-old for possession, cops say

    A 14-year-old girl in New Jersey was hospitalized after a classmate gave her a marijuana "gummy bear" that made her ill, cops say.

    Fair Lawn police say the girl reported she was given the marijuana edible by a 13-year-old classmate that would "stop her from stressing out."

    The 14-year-old threw up numerous times and was transported to Valley Hospital, according to police. 

    The "gummy bear" was confirmed to be a marijuana edible when it was tested at the hospital, police say.

    The 13-year-old who provided the "gummy bear" will be charged on a juvenile petition in family court, police say, adding that witness statements also led to the arrest of a Jeffrey Klein, 48. Klein was charged with possession of hashish under 5 grams. He was released.

    Attorney information for Klein was not immediately known. 

    A subsequent investigation allegedly revealed that other edibles were given to additional students during school hours.

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