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Branford man arrested for selling marijuana ‘Scooby Snacks’, police warn parents

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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A Branford man was arrested Friday for selling residents marijuana “Scooby Snacks.”

Branford police arrested Juan Rojas, 21, of Branford, for selling THC edibles resembling gummy bears and cookies out of his home. Upon searching Rojos’ home, officers found $10,000 in cash he had earned from his illegal sales.

Branford PD found “Scooby Snacks,” THC gummy bears, and cookies in Rojas’ residence. Photo: Branford Police Department.

Rojas is charged with Operating a Drug Factory, three counts of Possession with Intent to Sell, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Risk of Injury to a Child.

He is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.

Juan Rojas, 21, of Branford – Photo: Branford Police Dept.

Even though Connecticut has decriminalized marijuana, there are strict laws and regulations regarding the use, possession, and purchase.

Police urge parents to educate themselves on recognizing packaging of these edible products, the amount of drugs they contain, how the drug is absorbed into the body, and how readily available it is to children and teens.

Police say anyone who eats these edibles, especially a child, can experience serious effects such as intoxication, altered perception, anxiety, panic, paranoia, dizziness, apnea, and heart problems.

For more information on Edible Marijuana Dangers: How Parents Can Prevent Pot Poisoning.

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