Brownie bust: Pot-laced treats lead to Brunswick man’s arrest

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BRUNSWICK, Ohio -- A Brunswick man was arrested after what authorities said they found in an apartment.

The Medina County Drug Task Force, along with Brunswick police, executed a search warrant last week at an apartment on Stoneybrook Lane.

The task force said over 20 pounds of brownies believed to be laced with marijuana were found.  They also said several ounces of suspected THC extract were confiscated.

James Hirsch, 45, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana. A 17-year-old girl, who was in the apartment with Hirsch, was not immediately charged and was released to her parents.

Hirsch was taken to the Medina County Jail. More charges could be filed.

Courtesy: Medina County Drug Task Force
Courtesy: Medina County Drug Task Force

"The process of extracting THC from marijuana can be very dangerous. This process involves the use of either butane or alcohol and can result in an explosion and/or fire. While no evidence was found indicating that Hirsch was actively involved in this extraction process, the quantity of THC infused baked goods found in the apartment is of concern. This is especially true when being done in an apartment building such as this," said director, Gary Hubbard.

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