Iowa Middle School Students Charged In Pot Cookie Scheme

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say four 13-year-old students in southeast Iowa’s Burlington have been charged after their scheme to bake marijuana-laced cookies in a home economics class was discovered.

The Hawk Eye newspaper says the four were arrested and released Wednesday. Two are charged with felony delivery of marijuana and two with misdemeanor possession. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles accused of crimes.

Burlington police Lt. Jeff Klein says the four attended Edward Stone Middle School. Several other students knew about the plan and notified school officials that the pot had been mixed into the cookie dough Tuesday during the home ec class. Klein says the dough was stored overnight, but the scheme was thwarted on Wednesday before the dough was baked.

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