Man arrested after giving edibles to unsuspecting colleagues

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A man has been fired and arrested (L) after giving co-workers ‘Brownies Locos’ at a call center in Cordoba, Argentina. Photos: Chocolate brownies (R) Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post via Getty Images / The man who was arrested by Argentine police (R) Cordoba police.

Operators at a call center in Argentina were probably pleasantly surprised when one of their colleagues arrived Monday morning and handed out chocolate brownies to his colleagues. But soon enough, at least 10 people showed a wide variety of symptoms, including dizziness and an increased heart rate, while others passed out, according to local media.

Authorities have yet to confirm what exactly was inside the so-called “brownie locos”, but they are widely suspected having been cooked with cannabis.

Police and ambulances quickly arrived at the strange scene at the Grupo Konecta call center in the city of Cordoba, and took seven of the unconscious victims to hospital. The 25-year-old man who brought the brownies has since dismissed and arrested. His name was not released but Argentine authorities said they found him in a house with “105 grams of marijuana and traces of cannabis in some kitchen utensils”.

Authorities also claimed the man attempted to flush the weed down the toilet when they arrived, releasing a photo of a toilet brush amid a coarse-looking green and brownish liquid inside the toilet. the bowl.

One of the colleagues, Noelia, who ate the brownies gave an interview to local mediasaying that she only had one bite brownie because “it was kinda weird, it tasted bitter and I left it because I didn’t like it.”

But even after one bite it was messed up.

“My body stopped responding, I stopped feeling my arms, my legs and my mouth,” Noelia said. “It was as if I fell into a well and came back, as if I passed out.”

In addition to dismissing the offending employee, Grupo Konecta issued a statement noting that they only distribute food to the office through state-licensed vending machines, but “bringing your own food is standard employee practice.”

It is unclear whether this practice will continue at the call center. But one practice that certainly will be is the fraudulent gifting of cannabis-infused edibles to unsuspecting consumers.

In April, a bride and her wedding caterer went viral after allegedly serve food mixed with marijuana at his nuptials, sending several unconscious victims to the hospital. They were later criminally charged over the incident.

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