3 toddlers hospitalized after eating goldfish crackers fortified with THC

Apr 18, 2022

Three young children in Virginia were hospitalized after eating Goldfish crackers laced with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that gets people high.

The children, all 1 year old, were taken to the local hospital on March 2 due to their glassy, ​​bloodshot eyes and lethargic, uncoordinated behavior, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook.

All three children had attended an approved home care facility in a local subsection. A sheriff’s deputy went to the nursery and “picked up goldfish crackers around the toddlers’ high chairs. These crackers were sent to the lab for testing and confirmed the presence of THC,” the sheriff’s office said.

The daycare gave its license to operate in and its owner, Rebecca Swanner, 60, was charged with three counts of child cruelty and injury, the sheriff’s office said. She surrendered on April 14 and was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond.

Authorities have not said how the THC got into the crackers or the condition of the hospitalized children. Stafford County is located about 40 miles south of Washington, DC.

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