By Andrew Larson, Republican-American
NAUGATUCK — Police arrested a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl accused of selling edible marijuana to children on Sunday.
Police said a 10-year-old and a 13-year-old ate the edible marijuana, which they purchased at about 3 p.m., and became sick. The 10-year-old was treated and released from a local hospital, police said.
Family members discovered the children used social media to purchase the drugs. Family members contacted the suspected dealers and convinced them to return so they could make an “additional purchase,” according to police.
When the alleged dealers arrived at Mattatuck Manor, a residential community at 489 Spring St., the family detained them until officers arrived.
Police arrested the suspects, Xavier Roldan, of Southington, and a 17-year-old female, after being called to investigate a possible fight in the parking lot at about 7 p.m. Sunday.
Police seized a Honda Civic along with $6,675 in cash, 40 packets of edible THC gummies, 176 THC vape cartridges, 106 nicotine vape cartridges and nearly 5 pounds of marijuana, including a type of THC concentrate referred to as “wax.”
The seized packages include labels with names such as “Cheetah Piss” and “Buttafingazzz.” Police say the drugs have a street value of $30,000 to $45,000.
Roldan and the juvenile were charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, second-degree breach of peace, risk of injury to a child and several drug-related offenses. In addition, Roldan was charged with reckless driving and operating a vehicle without a license.
Roldan was held on a $500,000 bond and was set to appear in Waterbury Superior Court Monday morning. The juvenile was taken to a detention center.