A mother from Tempe, Arizona was arrested last Thursday after her toddler ate THC-infused mac and cheese. She then allegedly laughed at how the child reacted to the high instead of seeking medical attention. Police and child services, however, don't think it's a laughing matter.
Alaina Marie Limpert, 25, allegedly made mac and cheese with THC butter for her husband, according to an arrest report. Limpert says she was unaware that her nearly 2-year-old daughter had ingested it until she began to show signs of the high. Her husband was also present.
"During that time, neither parent took the child to immediate emergency care," according to the police report."It was witnessed inside of the residence that [they] both laughed about the side effects the child experienced during that time and then proceeded to place her into their backyard pool to use the cold water to 'shock' her.”
Someone else inside the home contacted The Department of Child Safety, which resulted in all three of Limpert’s children being removed from the home. Limpert was arrested for child abuse and drug possession, according to the arrest report, which also claimed that police found two marijuana grow tents in the couple’s garage, mushrooms, and “three large tubs of THC butter” in the refrigerator.
According to Limpert’s Facebook, she is the CEO of a company called Marijuana Demographic. She is due to make an appearance in court on April 19. It is unclear if the child’s father will also face charges. He has not been arrested or charged with any crime. Just a few weeks ago Limpert posted a Facebook status in which she urged her friends to hold their family close. Now, it seems almost like foreshadowing.
[Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office]