JONESBORO, Ark. – Police in Jonesboro are currently investigating an incident where an infant somehow gained access to and ingested THC.
The incident occurred after 4:40 AM on November 3, according to a report from the Jonesboro Police Department. A 1-year-old female child managed to obtain and consume THC. While the visible portions of the report do not specify the type of THC substance the child consumed, many individuals take dosages of the marijuana derivative through edibles or oils. To a small child, the potency of such substances would be extreme.
Authorities were made aware of the incident after the child was taken to the hospital. During tests conducted at the hospital, it was discovered that THC was present in the child’s system.
Subsequently, police initiated a felony investigation into the incident. The report identifies a 24-year-old female suspect and a 34-year-old male suspect.
The latest update indicates that the case is being investigated for possible felony charges of first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and felony introducing a controlled substance into another’s body.
As the investigation unfolds, authorities are working to gather additional information and evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.
THC stands for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, and it is the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis, a plant used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. THC is responsible for the “high” or altered state of consciousness that people experience when they consume cannabis. It interacts with receptors in the brain and nervous system, leading to various effects, such as relaxation, altered perception, increased appetite, and, in some cases, euphoria.
In addition to its recreational use, THC has potential medical benefits and is sometimes used to alleviate symptoms associated with conditions like chronic pain, nausea, and muscle spasms. However, its psychoactive properties have led to its classification as a controlled substance in many places.