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Sheriff: Pot Cookies Send Asst. Principal to Hospital, Jail

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 15:51:00-05

HOLIDAY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say an assistant principal at a Tampa area high school ended up going to a hospital and then to jail after she tried some pot-laced cookies for her 50th birthday.

Pasco County Sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll says Donna Lynch Haff overdosed Monday on cookies made with cannabis oil. He says the educator's daughter, 19-year-old Allison Haff, had obtained the cookies from a co-worker and brought them home after her mother said she wanted to try marijuana for her 50th.

Doll says both were released from jail that day and that they were charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

It's unclear if the women have retained attorneys.

School district officials say the assistant principal has been placed on administrative leave from her high school in Holiday.

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