Newcastle PD investigating juvenile overdose of THC edibles

Local News October 19, 2020



Newcastle PD investigating juvenile overdose of THC edibles

NEWCASTLE, WYO. | Press Release (Newcastle Police Department) – The Newcastle Police Department is investigating the accidental overdose of two Newcastle teenagers.

The father of one of the juveniles notified the NPD early Sunday morning after the juvenile was taken to the hospital.

According to NPD Detective Michael Vaughn the juveniles were provided edible marijuana gummy candy by a friend who had obtained them from a family member. The juveniles had an adverse reaction to the drugs and were taken to the hospital by their parents and later flown by medivac fixed-wing airplane to Denver Children’s Hospital.

The drugs were purchased at a dispensary in Colorado and illegally transported into Wyoming where they remain illegal.

Vaughn said the THC gummy container stated keep out of reach of children and that no one under the age of 18 should use the product. Each gummy contained a high level of THC concentrate.

Vaughn noted that the Emergency Room Doctor in Colorado stated, “Since the legalization of edibles and recreational THC, emergency rooms in Colorado see 20 to 100 juveniles on Friday and Saturday nights that have overdosed.”

“So, people need to be aware of dosing restrictions and that juveniles should not consume or use the THC edibles, recreational THC or medical marijuana,” Vaughn said.
This is an on-going investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

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