Four-year-old ends up in ER after receiving drugged treats in mail

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MISSOURI (KTVI) — A Jefferson County family wants to know how a package laced with a mind altering drug ended up addressed to their 4-year-old daughter.

Christine Braun and her daughter spent Monday night at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, after they ate treats from the package.

“I could not feel my body,” said Braun.

She had just recently received a package with birthday gifts from a relative in San Clemente, California.

The second package arrived a few days later. It was also mailed from San Clemente. Braun assumed it was another gift. She ate a mini-muffin, and her daughter ate a star shaped candy from the package.

She and her daughter started feeling ill. The family called 911 and an ambulance took Braun and her daughter to St. Anthony’s.

“I kept having sensations that I went to the bathroom on myself. I kept having sensations that my blood was really thick, and the skin was going to break,” she said.

Braun said it took about five hours before she started to feel normal. Doctors told her she and her daughter tested positive for highly concentrated levels of THC, the mind altering substance in marijuana.

Braun turned the package and the rest of the treats over to police. Jefferson County authorities have taken those items to a crime lab for analysis.

“The fact that it was addressed to my four-year-old daughter is what scares me,” said Braun. “I don’t want this to happen to somebody else.”

8 comments

  • Linda

    That is the mindset of someone who thinks THC is so harmful… they’re dumb enough to just blindly eat something that looks like a yummy treat that came in the mail, AND give it to their child as well, without investigating/inquiring/determining what these things are/if they really are ok to eat… even if it’s from someone they know or are related to. She “assumed it was another gift”… assumptions… what a fool, great safety measures MOM. ALL THC products sold in stores are always marked appropriately (they have to be or they cannot legally be sold there), so either the sender removed the food’s original package or labeling, or they made those “treats” themselves or got them from someone else. If that’s the case, that’s not cool to send those to a 4 yr old… chances are they were never intended for the child anyway, but shame on the mom for not reading the labels first, and shame on the sender for not specifying. The sender may be a relative, but it doesn’t mean they’re very bright. Obviously.

  • Lee

    Dawg! My kids didn’t even get to see packages before I checked them out. That said, I see jail time for somebody.

  • Shawna

    All you dumb people didn’t read this, she thought they came from a family member, so say she didn’t know the sorce makes you sound so uneducated!!! What she did wrong was she should have called them thanking the family who sent them. Tgen she would have known it was not from them. Dumb people.

    • Debbie

      I agree with you 100%. Of course the Mom never dreamed she was harming her child. All these judemental people on here try and act like such a better parent when chances are they would of probably done the same thing this woman did. How many of you take alll their kids Halloween candy and have it tested? Its really sad that we have idiots who do stuff like mail pot laced candy to children.

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