Cookies Believed to be Laced with Marijuana Seized from Bangor Daycare

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A bad batch of cookies was seized by police from a Bangor daycare Wednesday morning after staff say they ate them and felt high.

Bangor Police responded to Watch Me Shine Childcare Center on Gilman Avenue around 9.

Staff called police after a parent provided several batches of the homeade cookies to them.

We're told children at the daycare did not eat any of the cookies.

"Earlier in the day, one of the parents of the child that attends that program had brought in some cookies for the staff to enjoy. And after several staff members had eaten some of those cookies, people reported feeling symptoms similar to marijuana intoxication," said Sergeant Wade Betters of the Bangor Police Department. "You know, simply just having a snack that someone has generously made and dropped off, that could possibly harm you, that does concern us. If you're going to manufacture a food item that has the ability to impair or injure somebody, you probably should be very careful as to who gets those and who takes those."

The daycare closed for the rest of the day. It's unclear if it will reopen Thursday.

No charges have been filed until test results are completed.

If marijuana is found in the cookies, drug trafficking charges are likely and will be elevated because this happened in a school zone.

An investigation is underway.