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TREMONTON — Police arrested a man who they say gave gummies laced with a psychoactive drug to co-workers who thought they were being offered regular candy.
Cristian Calderon Cabrera, 28, was booked into Box Elder County Jail for investigation of five counts surreptitious administering of a certain substance, according to court records.
On Monday, police say Cabrera placed the gummies, which contained the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol — or THC — found in marijuana, into Life Saver packaging and then started sharing them with co-workers, a police booking affidavit states.
"The different gummies were explained as an assortment of gummy candies that Cristian had simply placed in the same bag as his Life Savers. Five of Cristian's co-workers ate the gummies, being led to believe they were normal candy," according to the affidavit.
The business where Cabrera worked then called police and said they suspected some workers had been given a drug by another employee, said Tremonton Police Sgt. Brian Crockett.
The workers who had eaten the candy reported feeling "off" and like something "was amiss," Crockett said. Some of them had previously used marijuana and recognized the feeling, he said.
All five co-workers began to experience a high, police said, and some were taken to receive medical treatment for "adverse reactions."
Contributing: Becky Bruce