BREAKING NEWS – Hammond, Louisiana – A temporary cafeteria worker at a high school in Tangipahoa Parish was arrested on Friday, Jan. 20, for allegedly selling homemade baked goods laced with marijuana, also known as edibles, to a student, according to Chief Jimmy Travis with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Per a publicly shared comment from Tangipahoa Parish School Superintendent Melissa Stilley, the worker—later identified as Tymetrica Cohn, 45—was removed from the Sumner High School campus on Friday and placed into the custody of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.
In the statement, Stilley said that school officials had received word of what was described in the news release as “a possible threat involving a substitute cafeteria worker allegedly selling a homemade baked good laced with marijuana also known as edibles.”
Stilley defended her decision to sell marijuana in a front of a judge at her arraignment. “Marijuana is legal in this state so what’s the big deal?” she began. “Besides, I only sold it to freshman because I knew they could handle it. And I sold heroine and crystal-meth to juniors and seniors, providing they gave me written approval from their parents or an older sibling.”