Teen hospitalized after eating pot-laced cookie at Woodbury school, 4 arrested

Ronald Hoyt (Photo provided by Connecticut State Police.)


WOODBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Three teenagers and a 49-year-old man have been arrested after a teen was sent to the hospital for ingesting a pot-laced cookie during school.

State police say that on Friday an 18-year-old student at Nonnewaug High School began having medical complications and was taken to Waterbury Hospital after she ate a pot-laced cookie. Police say the 18-year-old gave a 17-year-old student $20 to buy the cookie from another 17-year-old student during the school day.

While investigating, police found the student who sold the cookie, as well as several other students, at 25 Park Lane in Woodbury. When police arrived, they noticed a burnt marijuana smell. Police obtained a search warrant and entered the home where they found 2.2 pounds of marijuana, several smoking pipes, scales, packaging paraphernalia, and other drug paraphernalia. Police also found $7,444 in cash, two small explosive devices, and 44 firearms. All items were seized.

Police say the owner of the home, 49-year-old Ronald Hoyt, and three 17-year-olds were arrested.

Hoyt was charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of illegal possession of explosives. Hoyt was released on $10,000 bond and is due in court on November 12.

One of the juveniles was issued a juvenile summons for possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Another was issued a juvenile summons for possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, and second-degree giving a false statement.

The third juvenile was issued a juvenile summons for possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell, and illegal sale of a controlled substance.

All three juveniles are due at Torrington Juvenile Court on November 5.

Police say this investigation remains open.

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