Several University of Massachusetts students in Amherst made ill by tainted pot brownies
AMHERST — Brownies containing marijuana and laced with a second illegal substance sickened several University of Massachusetts students who consumed them.
UMass police and Amherst Fire Department paramedics responded Thursday night and early Friday morning to calls from students who became ill after eating the pot brownies.
“At a minimum the brownies contained marijuana,” UMass Deputy Police Chief Patrick Archbald said Monday. “We’re holding out judgment on what else was in them.”
Archbald said the brownies are being sent to a state drug lab for testing, though getting results about the exact substance could take several weeks.
All of those who called for medical assistance were either treated by ambulance crews or brought to Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, and returned back to their dormitory rooms later in the evening, Archbald said.