Published 8:09 p.m. ET July 7, 2017 |
Holly V. Hays , firstname.lastname@example.org
The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after 11 teenagers, all from Fishers, became ill after ingesting what police say were THC-infused gummy bears.
Officers were called to the 5200 North block of County Road 325 West early Friday morning, according to a news release. A deputy arrived on scene to find a 19-year-old man who said he’d ingested an unknown drug and wanted to go to the emergency room.
He said he was camping with some friends who also had ingested the drug, but, not being from the area, he wasn’t sure where his friends were, directing officers to a nearby home. At that home, police found 10 other teenagers, all of whom had ingested the drug and complained of rapid heart rates, leg pain, and blurred vision. Police say several of the teens complained they were hallucinating.
Police say each had eaten one half of a gummy bear that supposedly contained THC, an active ingredient found in marijuana.
Nine of the teens are 18 years old. The remaining two are 19.
The 11 teens were taken to area hospitals, where tests showed they each had a high amount of THC in their system. Police believe the group was staying at the home of a relative of one of the teens.
Police are still working to determine where the gummy bears originated. The investigation is ongoing.