The Independent reports that a school dinner lady baked cannabis biscuits and gave them to children in a pub.
Lesley Collins fed the homemade “space cakes” to four children aged 12 and 13 in Grimsby.
The 61-year-old apparently told the children she was a grandmother, as she handed them biscuits from a knitted bag.
One of the girls went back to the pub to ask what was in the biscuit after she began to feel dizzy and sick.
Prosecutor Jeremy Evans said: “She ate a small mouthful before throwing it away. She was sick and was left with a shaky feeling.”
Collins was arrested after the children notified a policy community support officer.
The grandmother was apparently self-medicating with cannabis for depression and reportedly said: “It’s despicable. I didn’t know I had done it. I was drunk.”
Collins’ barrister said that she did not know what was going on because she was drunk.
“She accepts she supplied these hash cakes, these biscuits that ended up in the hands of the children.
“It was not a case of loitering on a street corner trying to trap anyone into taking drugs.
“She is devastated by what she has done. She is very concerned for the children who were involved in this.”
Collins was given a six-month suspended jail sentence with ten days’ rehabilitation.
Aren’t children still taught not to take things from strangers? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin
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