Couple charged with selling drug-laced candy to students at Gahanna High School

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Briana Marie Hudson and George Hanson Dailey III, have been indicted on charges they sold drug-laced Jolly Ranchers to students at Gahanna-Lincoln High School.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, on February 23, two students at Gahanna Lincoln High School went to the school nurse and complained of accelerated heart rates and general nausea after consuming some hard candy.  They were transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for treatment.  Investigators later determined that the laced candy had been purchased from Hudson, 19, and Dailey, 32, by a couple of students, who then either sold or distributed the laced candy to other students.

Gahanna Police executed a search warrant at Hudson’s and Dailey’s residence located at 3825 Dowitcher Lane where they found batches of the THC-laced candy, as well as other drugs and supplies to manufacture the laced candy.


“A warning for all parents and students as kids head back to school: if you are offered what appears to be candy, it could in fact be candy laced with drugs.  It can be in the form of hard candies like Jolly Ranchers or lollipops, appear to be a fruit roll-up, a chocolate candy bar, or gummy bears to name a few.  Please warn your children and friends about the danger of taking candy from strangers or really anyone,” said O’Brien.

Both suspects have been indicted on seven counts including possession of hashish, illegal manufacture of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs, aggravated trafficking in drugs, and corrupting another with drugs.  They are expected to be arraigned later this week.


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