On April 13 at 12:54 p.m., a school resource officer and school personnel at Thomas Stone High School were made aware of a 12th grade student who ingested edibles suspected of containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The student became sick and was transported to a hospital as a precaution. A preliminary investigation revealed the student may have received the edibles from a person known to them and was aware the edibles contained THC. Parents are urged to talk with their children about the dangers of ingesting drugs or unknown substances; accidental poisoning is a risk. A photo of the edibles is attached so parents can observe what the edibles may look like – they come in many shapes and sizes and often look like gummies and other candy. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Officer Curtis at 301-932-2222. The investigation is ongoing.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.