North Haven police: 2 teens found with 138 pot cookies, $421 in cash

Photo from North Haven Police Department

Photo from North Haven Police Department

NORTH HAVEN >> Police charged two New Haven teenagers after allegedly finding 138 marijuana cookies in their possession.

An officer checked on two suspiciously parked vehicles at night and found the suspects, police have said.

During this contact, the officer detected what appeared to be the smell of marijuana and further investigation revealed that both teens were allegedly in possession of marijuana cookies.

The marijuana cookies were seized, as well as $421 in cash, police said.

The investigation revealed that these marijuana cookies were meant to be sold at future parties, police said.

Both teens were charged as juveniles and released to their parents, police said.

Police warn that the consumption of marijuana edibles is rising among teens. These homemade treats usually have high doses of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

Since an edible-induced high comes on more slowly than smoking, teenagers may consume more and have an increased chance of anxiety attacks, psychotic-like symptoms and hospitalizations as they fail to experience an immediate effect.