Thursday, September 07, 2006

Berkeley Cookie Party

Arrests follow Berkeley marijuana cookie party
Thu Sep 7, 2006 7:10 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three people including two students at the University of California, Berkeley, were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of making and serving marijuana-laced cookies that sickened at least a dozen students.

University police said a student who felt anxious and ill after eating the cookies told them the treats were served on Wednesday at a student-run housing cooperative near the campus.

About 15 other students at the cooperative reported similar symptoms, and a dozen of them were sent to local hospitals. They were released on Thursday morning.

Carmen Anderson, 21, a student, and Christopher Portka, 23, face a variety of drug charges including possession of more than one ounce of marijuana.

Michael Tobias, 24, the other student, was arrested on suspicion of furnishing marijuana and possessing marijuana for sale.