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Three unsuspecting seniors eat pot brownies at memorial service

October 10, 2011 |  1:42 pm

Three senior citizens in Huntington Beach got more than they bargained for when they sampled some brownies at a memorial service. The sweets turned out to be pot brownies.

The three seniors, all in their 70s and 80s, were admitted to the hospital Saturday, complaining of nausea, dizziness and an inability to stand without assistance, according to a post on the Huntington Beach Police Department's Facebook page.

The three,  residents of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, had attended a memorial service for a friend earlier in the afternoon.

At the service, someone passed around a tray of brownies that later turned out to contain medical marijuana, but they had not told the guests, according to the police statement.

In a separate incident, a pair of medical marijuana distributors running a delivery service were robbed at gunpoint Friday by two men who posed as customers and called the delivery service to the 20700 block of Mataro Lane in Huntington Beach.

When the marijuana delivery service arrived, the two men robbed the distributors at gunpoint as they got out of their car. The thieves took about $1,500 in marijuana from the victims, as well as their car keys and cellphones. 

The robbers were described as two black men in their late 20s who were wearing T-shirts and jeans. One was armed with a handgun.


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