LEXINGTON, S.C. (WGHP) — A South Carolina teacher was arrested after a student allegedly found and took a pack of marijuana gummies from a classroom prize box, according to the local sheriff’s office.
Victoria Farish Weiss, 27, was charged with possession of a Schedule I drug.
On Sept. 23, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department launched an investigation after a report that a student at Rocky Creek Elementary School had taken a pack of marijuana edibles from a prize box in a teacher’s classroom. The prize box was used to reward students.
The gummies are a cannabis-based food product that contain THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. While they are legal in other states and can be found online, they’re illegal in South Carolina, according to Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon.
“They come in many forms, but the items in this case were candy,” Koon said. “They’re often packaged in wrappers and bags with logos and colors that look similar to traditional candy brands.”
When the student took the pack of edibles, Weiss allegedly told the child to pick something else from the box. The student returned to the box and grabbed another pack of edibles.
The next day, investigators searched Weiss’ home and found packs of edibles similar to those found in the classroom.
Weiss turned herself in on Friday morning.
No students ate any of the THC-laced products.