July 11th, 2008 14:47 EST
Update On Kid Who Was Arrested For Giving "LSD-Laced" Treats To cops
I recently wrote an essay based on an AP story about an 18-year-old man who was arrested for giving LSD-laced cookies to cops:
"A teenager is suspected of delivering baskets of drug-laced treats to about a dozen police departments in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to police who charged him Tuesday with LSD possession. At least three officers have gotten sick."
Quotation from the Associated Press
I came down hard on the kid for pulling such a stupid prank, but on further review it looks like I owe him an apology.
"Lake Worth Police Chief Brett McGuire has dropped all charges against Christian Phillips,18, who was accused of delivering drug-laced cookies to police stations across North Texas.
Tests conducted by the Tarrant County medical examiner indicated the baked goods are free of illegal contaminants despite field tests that initially showed the cookies to be laced with LSD and possibly marijuana.
Phillips was performing community service and dropped off the cookies at police departments in Blue Mound and Lake Worth Monday night, police said."
Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus, people really do help little old ladies cross the street, and some young men really do give treats to cops that haven`t been laced with drugs.
Even though Christian was delivering the cookies for Mothers Against Drunk Driving as part of community service for a prior offense, let`s give the kid credit for performing a good deed.
Christian has been released from jail, and he is free to bake another batch of cookies, but I doubt he will share them with any more cops.