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Park City man accused of giving teen co-worker THC gummy arrested

The co-worker became ill and began to shake uncontrollably.

(Mark Lennihan | AP) Gummy worms, containing 10 milligrams of cannabidiol, are displayed at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition trade show, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in New York.

A Park City man was booked into Summit County jail Monday for allegedly giving a 16-year-old co-worker a marijuana edible. The co-worker allegedly took the edible and was taken to a hospital in an ambulance later that night after having a seizure.

Emergency crews responded to a report that a woman was having a seizure at a restaurant in Park City at 9:15 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses told police the 25-year-old man brought THC edibles to work that night, and the teen had asked for one. The teen told investigators the man said the gummies were, “the good kind” and contained THC — the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, according to a probable cause statement.

Documents state the edibles were in a Sour Patch Kids bag and had a label of 600 mg. The woman became ill and began to shake uncontrollably.

The man was arrested on suspicion of distributing drugs, six counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the man’s residence and found multiple marijuana products, psilocybin mushrooms, an Ecstasy pill, LSD, cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his room, according to the probable cause statement.

The arrest comes a little over a week after a Box Elder County man allegedly gave co-workers gummy candies without telling them that some were laced with THC.


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