HAMILTON, Mont. – A 15-year-old Hamilton girl faces felony drug charges after allegedly handing out candy infused with THC on a school bus Wednesday morning.

Hamilton police Lt. Steve Snavely said the girl allegedly gave the candy to eight young people on the school bus. All but one ingested it.

Snavely said it’s not clear at this point if the students knew the candy was infused with the active drug found in marijuana.

“That’s still under investigation,” Snavely said. “The rumor on the bus was that not all of them knew.”

The police suggested parents of the students who ate the candy get a blood test to ensure it wasn’t laced with anything else. Those tests found only THC.

“There was no PCP in it,” Snavely said.

An anonymous caller to the Ravalli Republic suggested the candy had been laced with the stronger drug.

The girl was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with felony criminal distribution of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs.

“Parents should talk with the children about taking food items from an acquaintance,” Snavely said. “There are inherent dangers with that.”

Reporter Perry Backus can be reached at 363-3300 or at pbackus@ravallirepublic.com.

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