Robert Johnson, 38-year-old, is now facing felony charges, including selling a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school after his 17-year-old daughter, who is also facing various charges along with other 4 teenagers, had asked him to make a batch of pot brownies for a graduation celebration at Universal Studios. But instead of saving them for the big day, his daughter sold some of the brownies at $10 apiece to the two teens at a baseball game at Bayside High School.
“The daughter asked the dad to make pot brownies for their graduation,” said Sgt. Mike Bandish, with the Palm Bay Police Department. “He made ten of these and they actually sold them for $10 apiece.” Turns out they were powerful pot brownies.
Two teenagers were allegedly hospitalized last week after eating more than they could handle of the sweet treat with the substance. One of the teenagers was unresponsive and had to be rushed to the hospital. The other was taken to the ER by his parents. The authorities were able to trace the source of the THC-infused sweets.
Upon further investigation, police found a grow operation, including 12 plants and several hundred grams of dried bud, in Robert Johnson’s home. He was arrested but was also later released from jail on a $62,500 bond.
Under Florida law, possession or sale of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony that can result in a prison sentence of up to five years.
While the possession or sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school is also considered a felony, which can lead Johnson with up to 15 years in prison.
Last November of 2016, Florida voters had passed a measure to expand the state’s medical marijuana law, which has been around since 2014. The law was very restrictive, and only allowed the use of low-THC and high-CBD (cannabidiol) marijuana to treat debilitating seizures.