Charles Co. Student falls ill after ingesting vape pen with THC/cannabis

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On June 7 at 11 a.m., a student at St. Charles High School was at school and called their parents and advised they were overdosing on an unknown substance. The parents contacted the school and school administrators located the student. The student was taken to the school nurse. The school resource officer recovered a vape pen from the student, and the vape tested positive for THC/cannabis. The student was transported to a local hospital by their parents. Further investigation revealed the student got the vape pen from another student. The student who provided the vape was charged on a civil citation with possession of cannabis. Parents are asked to talk with their children about the dangers of ingesting foods or liquids that contain dangerous substances, as there is a risk the substance could contain life-threatening poisons such as fentanyl or other toxic materials. Anyone with additional details is asked to call PFC Watkins at 301-609-3282 ext. 0731. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app. The investigation is ongoing.


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