COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus police have identified a suspect they believe is responsible for three children ingesting marijuana gummies at school.
Kweli Dixon, 18, has been charged with three counts of endangering children after three 7-year-olds took THC-infused gummies and two became sick at Fairwood Alternative Elementary School on the east side in March.
According to an affidavit, one of the children, under Dixon’s care, found the gummies in Dixon’s purse and took them to school. The child took a bite of one gummy before throwing it away, while the other two children ate several and became sick. The two sick children were taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Dixon has been summoned to appear in Franklin County Municipal Court and is scheduled to be arraigned on May 2, according to court records. Endangering children is a misdemeanor offense and carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.
A similar incident happened last April at an Upper Arlington elementary school, when a 10-year-old student shared marijuana gummies she believed to be Easter candy with five students. The father of that student was eventually charged and sentenced to a fine and probation.