Cops: Man Arrested After Co-Worker’s Autistic Son Eats Pot Brownie

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania man has been accused of giving a co-worker a brownie made with marijuana, which the woman’s son then ate.

Police say the 15-year-old boy has autism and had to be taken to the hospital because of the drugs he unwittingly ingested.

Investigators say 32-year-old Corey Emery gave the brownie to a female co-worker on July 6 because he wanted to know “if it really was marijuana” inside. Police say Emery acknowledged he didn’t tell the woman he believed there was pot baked into the treat.

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Emery, of East Stroudsburg, was arrested Friday. He was being held Monday in the Monroe County jail on charges including aggravated assault and drug delivery.

Emery has applied for a public defender.

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