Football player faces felony charges for selling pot brownies
ASSOCIATED PRESS June 17, 2011 8:56AM
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Montana State football recruit Connor Thomas of Kalispell has been charged with two felony counts after several fellow high school graduates got sick from eating marijuana-laced brownies at an all-night graduation party.
The Daily Inter Lake reports Thomas was arrested and released the night of the party. The charges were filed Thursday. Flathead County prosecutors want a hearing to determine if the 17-year-old should be charged as an adult.
Court records say two 17-year-old boys identified Thomas as the person who made and sold the brownies for $15 on June 3. Police say Thomas acknowledged making them and that he had used “way too much” marijuana.
It is unclear how the charges will affect Thomas’ football scholarship. The Flathead High valedictorian and all-state lineman signed with the Bobcats in February.