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Students facing drug possession charges over pot brownies

Philadelphians will be interested to hear about a situation that has two high school students facing drug possession charges after they allegedly decided to bake pot brownies and bring them to their high school to distribute to their classmates. What two students may have thought of as a harmless prank may have long-term consequences for both. While this may sound like something out of a movie, these events unfolded in real life and not upon the silver screen. This situation is an important reminder of how the decisions teenagers make may end up being much more serious than they may believe at the time.

Brownies that contain marijuana look virtually identical to those that do not and are often used to conceal marijuana use so that others cannot readily detect what is going on, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse's Dan Duncan. The two students allegedly made the marijuana-laced brownies and intended to distribute them to their fellow students. However, another student learned of the plan and informed school administrators, who in turn called the police.

While this situation, if true, may have been intended as nothing more than a joke, the teenagers who are now facing drug charges based on these allegations are likely not laughing anymore. The students are facing 11-day suspensions from school and also will likely face drug possession charges in juvenile court. For parents with high-school age children, these events serve as a reminder of how important it is to tell your children the seriousness of drug possession and the impact it may potentially have on one's future.

Source: Town and Country-Manchester Patch, "Parkway Students Busted With Pot Brownies At School," Frank Johnson, May 3, 2013

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