Bensalem, Pa. (WTXF) Bensalem Police say they have arrested a high school student in connection with the sale of marijuana brownies.
According to police, Jacob Francisco, a Bensalem High School student from Penndel, is accused of selling marijuana brownies. Police say Francisco admitted to selling five brownies laced with marijuana on February 25, which were eventually resold at Shafer Middle School by a juvenile student, whose identity is not being released. Bensalem Police were advised of the marijuana laced brownies at Shafer Middle School on Friday, February 26.
"We're not talking 20 year olds here. We're talking 7th graders. We're talking 14-year-old kids while they are in school. So how are they supposed to learn when they are stoned out on marijuana brownies?" said Bensalem Police Officer Frederick Harran.
Bensalem Police say they are still investigating the matter and have identified multiple students who allegedly purchased and/or ingested the marijuana laced brownies. The school district is cooperating with police and assisting with the investigation.
Parents at Shafer were notified about the arrest in a letter saying all of the students involved were screened by the school nurse.
Police say the arrest sends a loud message.
"If you are dealing drugs we are going to find who you are and if you are an adult you are going to prison,” said Officer Harran.
According to police, Francisco was charged with charged with possession with intent deliver, corruption of minors, and other related offenses.
Francisco is being held on $100,000 bail.