Ohio police: Pot-laced brownie for mom, 79, made worker ill

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man made marijuana-laced brownies for his unknowing, 79-year-old mother, and she offered one to a home health care worker who then became ill, leading to the son’s arrest.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says 45-year-old Kurtis Lee Kemper served the brownies to his mother without divulging the ingredients. Nancy Kemper then gave one to the health care worker Wednesday at her home in Fairfield, a northern Cincinnati suburb.

Jones says the unnamed worker became “violently ill” and learned at an emergency room that she had ingested marijuana.

Kemper was jailed on two counts of corrupting another with drugs.

His mother says he doesn’t have an attorney. She says he told police he wanted to help her sleep.

She says she doesn’t use drugs, adding: “I’m clean.”

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