Man locked up for making pot brownies

Man locked up for making pot brownies

BRUNSWICK, OH (WOIO) - James Hirsch, accused of making brownies laced with marijuana, is sitting in jail after being arrested at his home.

Medina County Drug Task Force agents and Brunswick police officers, executed a search warrant at Hirsch's Stoneybrook Lane apartment late Friday.

During the search, agents seized over 20 pounds of brownies that are suspected to be laced with marijuana and several ounces of suspected THC extract.

"The process of extracting THC from marijuana can be very dangerous. This process involves the use of either butane or alcohol and can result in an explosion and/or fire. While no evidence was found indicating that Hirsch was actively involved in this extraction process, the quantity of THC infused baked goods found in the apartment is of concern. This is especially true when being done in an apartment building such as this," said Gary Hubbard.

Hirsch, 45, was arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana. Police also found a 17-year-old in the apartment. She was not charged and was released to her parents.

Hirsch was taken to the Medina County Jail. He could face additional drug related charges.

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