Woman could face jail time for marijuana-laced cookies
A woman has been convicted of giving marijuana-laced cookies to two unsuspecting coworkers at a Superior Township nursery more than three years ago, making one of them ill.
Bonnie June Archibald, 58, of Romulus, pleaded guilty Tuesday in 14A District Court to two counts of aggravated assault and battery, court records show.
Archibald offered the cookies to a 52-year-old Ann Arbor man and 58-year-old Saline man about 12:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 2008, at Margolis Nursery on Cherry Hill Drive, where she worked in retail.
Her coworkers accepted the cookies, not knowing they were laced with marijuana, Washtenaw County sheriff's department spokesman Derrick Jackson said.
The younger victim had a bad reaction after eating the cookies. He was taken by ambulance from Olive Garden in Ann Arbor to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Superior Township after complaining of heart attack-like symptoms, Jackson said.
The incident was reported to police 11 days later.
Archibald originally was charged with two felony counts of placing harmful objects in food, but reached a plea deal that calls for those charges to be dismissed.
She no longer works at the nursery. Reached by phone Wednesday morning, she declined to comment.
Archibald is out on a promise to appear in court and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 28, when she faces up to a year in jail on each misdemeanor count.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.