That had to be exactly what a Midwest teacher thought when he realized the brownies that he'd baked had disappeared from the kitchen counter. No doubt there was a little panic too. Turns out, that concern was well-founded.
It all happened last week in Tabor, South Dakota. 46-year-old Michael Koranda, the choir director for the Bon Homme County School District, went to Colorado the weekend before. He returned to South Dakota with some products that included marijuana. One of those was THC butter.
Koranda decided to whip up a batch of brownies, using the butter. He put in a half-pound, according to KTIV. After cooking the brownies Monday night, he went to bed.
Tuesday, January 4, Koranda's mother found the brownies on the kitchen counter. She must've thought, 'What a great son. He made brownies for the card party at the senior center.' Oops. Koranda's mom, whose name wasn't released, grabbed up those brownies, and away she went. Bad idea. It definitely should've been a joint decision.
At approximately 8 p.m. that night, multiple calls came into the county dispatch center. All of them had something in common... everybody that wasn't feeling well had played in a card game earlier in the day. Obviously, that wasn't the only thing they had in common. A deputy who responded traced their conditions to being under the influence of THC. This is probably the last potluck at the senior center.
On the morning of January 5, the Bon Homme County Sheriff and a deputy spoke to Koranda's mom who said she had no idea there was THC in the brownies.
A visit to Koranda at Tabor Elementary School confirmed the suspicions. He told the Sheriff and Deputy the whole story. He later turned over a remaining half pound of THC butter to authorities.
Koranda was charged with possession of a controlled substance and posted bond. His court date has been set for January 25.