Suspects being questioned as children get high on marijuana
BELMOPAN, Belize, (CMC) — The Belize Government has ordered a ” full and thorough” investigation into the circumstances that led to several people including a five-year-old child being rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after suffering marijuana intoxication on Tuesday.
“All efforts will be taken to ensure that our children are protected and where this matter is concerned, we will ensure that justice is served,” said Prime Minister John Briceño.
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said the investigation will “determine the source of some sweet treats, confirmed by testing to be laced with marijuana, that were ingested by a number of children and adults.
“Initial information is that the treats were purchased from two individuals, who are now in police custody along with some recovered items,” the OPM statement added.