A teacher in South Dakota was arrested after his mother accidentally served his stash of pot brownies to other seniors at a card game at a community center last week.
The 46-year-old elementary school teacher, identified as Michael Koranda, was arrested the next day and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
It all started when the Bon Homme County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls about “possible poisonings” on January 4.
“An investigation into the incident [led] me to believe that the patients were all under the influence of THC from a batch of brownies that were brought to the Community Center,” the responding deputy wrote in the affidavit.
Sheriff Mark Maggs went to Koranda’s home the next day and spoke with his mother, who confirmed that she had taken her son’s brownies to the card game.
The sheriff then went to speak with Koranda at the elementary school where he teaches and asked him about the edibles.
Koranda confirmed that he brought one pound of butter infused with THC back from a recent trip to Colorado.
“[Koranda] said he used half a pound of the THC butter to make the pan of brownies and then went to bed, and his mother unknowingly took the brownies to the card game where several people ate them,” the arrest affidavit explained.