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UPDATE: Charges likely against students in Cape Elizabeth 'pot' cookies incident

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UPDATE: Charges likely against students in Cape Elizabeth 'pot' cookies incident

CAPE ELIZABETH — Police expect to bring charges against some of the nine Cape Elizabeth High School students who allegedly ate marijuana-laced cookies at a school event on Friday, Dec. 7.

Capt. Brent Sinclair on Wednesday said police still have a several interviews to conduct, but that they will likely bring charges against the students next week.

Eight of the students were suspended from school for two days, while the student who allegedly supplied the cookies is on a 10-day suspension and could face expulsion, under the school's drug policy.

Sinclair said all of the students police have interviewed are minors and that there is no indication their parents were involved.

The cookies have only tested positive for marijuana, he said.

The students allegedly ate the cookies and then attended the day-long TEDxYouth event at the high school, a lecture series holding it's first event hosted by high school students in Maine.

Some of the students reportedly became sick after eating the cookies and went to the nurse's office, where it was discovered they had ingested drugs, Principal Jeffery Shedd said Monday.

In 2010, the high school expelled a student for selling a pot brownie to another student who ended up in a hospital emergency room.

Will Graff can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or wgraff@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @W_C_Graff.