(MIAMI, FLA) — A Miami woman is accused of selling marijuana edibles to a student who then shared them with their young classmates who had to be hospitalized after experiencing possible THC overdoses.
Police arrested 22-year-old Thalia Aceves for allegedly selling edibles laced with THC to a student at Citrus Grove Middle and Elementary Schools and that student shared the edibles with others. Several students between 9 and 13-years-old apparently wound up overdosing, and first responders were called to the school.
Aceves is facing charges for sale of cannabis and contributing to the delinquency of a child, according to Miami Police. The student who bought the edibles reportedly met Aceves through Instagram, according to the arrest report. Then a detectives posing as the student contacted Aceves and arranged to meet her to purchase more edibles. When Aceves arrived at the meet location, she was taken into custody, the report said.
Detectives say they seized 50 cannabis-infused vape cartridges, 244 grams of raw cannabis, two packs of cannabis-infused edibles, a digital scale and $400 in cash.
Aceves was booked into jail and has since bonded out.
“The Miami Police Department will not tolerate anyone threatening the health and safety of our children,” Miami Police Chief Manuel A. Morales said in a statement. “When detectives learned of an unscrupulous individual preying upon children, detectives acted quickly to ensure that the seller was held accountable.”