(SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLA) — An elderly woman is suing a caterer for $30,000 after eating marijuana-laced lasagna at a wedding in Longwood, Florida earlier this year.
Virginia Ann Taylor-Svoboda, 76, filed a lawsuit Monday claiming she suffered “severe, permanent injuries” after eating food at a wedding prepared by Jocelyn Bryan, 42, who owns Jocelyn’s Southern Kitchen Inc,.
The bride, Danya Glenny, 42, allegedly plotted with Bryant to serve marijuana-laced dishes to a crowd of nearly 70 guests on Feb. 19, 2022 at the Springs Clubhouse, according to the lawsuit and police reports.
On top of civil charges, Tayor-Svoboda claims Bryant was negligent in ‘allowing’ marijuana to be laced in the food, claiming she “knew, or should have known, that allowing the food served [by Joycelyn’s Southern Kitchen] to be laced with marijuana was reasonably likely to cause injuries and damages to wedding guests.”
Tayor-Svoboda is demanding a jurat trial and seeks more than $30,000 in damages.
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the scene when guests complained of vomiting and stomach pain after eating pasta, bread, and desserts at the wedding.
At least 8 people were taken to the hospital, with some carried out in stretchers.
All guests that were tested for cannabis showed positive results, and when questioned, none were aware the food had been laced, according to police reports.
Glenny and Bryant were both arrested on charges of tampering with food and delivering marijuana.