|Sarah Probasco, 29, was arrested for baking goods containing marijuana and selling them online
A Stillwater, Oklahoma woman has been arrested after allegedly selling baked goods that included marijuana as an ingredient, and marketing them on the Internet. She now faces several felony charges.
“It’s not something we see every day,” said Captain Randy Dickerson of the Stillwater Police Department, reports Jesse Wells at KFOR.
Dickerson said investigators arrested the suspect, Sarah Probasco, 29, this week for running the illegal bakery from her home.
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“It looked like what she was doing was extracting marijuana, putting it into some butter, and then using it to produce baked products,” the porcine Dickerson said.
Probasco allegedly sold the illegal food over the Internet; she even advertised on Facebook, according to police.
“Apparently she had a bakery business called ‘Basco Bakery’ she was promoting,” Dickerson said. “She even had some apparel she was trying to market promoting marijuana-laced baked goods.”
What? Traces of an actual entrepreneurial spirit? Gotta stamp that out as quickly as possible!
Police said they found marijuana when searching Probasco’s home.
She now faces charges of cultivating, possessing and distributing marijuana and possessing “drug paraphernalia.” (Who knows what that could mean to some backwater, I mean Stillwater, Oklahoma cop — a mixing bowl?)
“Just because they’re putting it in cookies and other baked goods, doesn’t make it any less of a crime,” Dickerson said.
Stillwater police claimed they had been investigating the case for several months, during which time they were able to make “several purchases” from the suspect.
Dickerson said Probasco claimed to have been in business since 2006, reports CNHI News Service. He gave no estimate of her annual sales.
Probasco was released from jail earlier this week after posting a $50,000 bond.