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Redmond mom jailed over pot-laced brownies


A 37-year-old Redmond woman was arrested and her children placed with relatives after she gave marijuana-laced brownies to her child and another Brown Education Center student, one of whom ended up going to the hospital due to her reaction to the drug, police said Thursday.

Redmond police responded around 12:30 p.m. Monday to Edwin Brown Education Center, an alternative and special-program facility on SW Antler Avenue, on a report of a 14-year-old girl having an unknown medical problem, said Detective Sgt. Brad McMurrian.

They learned she and a 16-year-old boy had consumed brownies infused with marijuana earlier in the day, McMurrian said. The girl was taken by ambulance to St. Charles Redmond due to her medical reaction and the effects of the marijuana.

Investigating officers learned the brownies were made and supplied to the students by one of their mothers, Anne Marie Springer, 37, the detective said.

Springer’s home at 1460 SW 11 th Street is within 1,000 feet of the Obsidian Middle School campus, he noted.

Springer has an Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card, and allegedly bought the drug at a Bend dispensary. McMurrian noted that state law prohibits the delivery of marijuana to minors and others not licensed medical marijuana cardholders.

During a raid on her home, detectives found more marijuana brownies in the refrigerator, easily accessible to the children in the home, McMurrian said. They also seized dried marijuana, scales, packaging materials and items with suspected methamphetamine residue from the home.

Springer was arrested on two counts of delivering marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, as well as manufacturing pot within 1,000 feet of a school, McMurrian said.

She was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail on an initial bail of $75,000, but released Wednesday after posting 10 percent of her reduced $5,000 bail, a jail officer said.

The investigation is continuing, McMurrian said, and more charges are being considered. He noted that the teen was released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. The student and three other minor children in the home were released to family members by the state Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division.

“The Redmond Police Department is committed to the investigation of crimes involving drug-endangered children, and reminds parents to keep prescription medications secure and away from young people in the home,” McMurrian wrote in a news release.

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