Police investigating whether to charge grandparents in Greeley school pot case
GREELEY, Colo. — The Greeley Police Department is still investigating the circumstances surrounding how a fourth-grader got a hold of marijuana and brought it to Monfort Elementary Elementary School and sold it.
Police say they are trying to determine whether to turn over the results of the investigation to the district attorney’s office and to charge the grandparents, who purchased the marijuana.
Police need to determine if the marijuana was secured or out in the open. A decision is expected in a few days.
School officials say on Monday a fourth-grader brought some loose leaf marijuana to school and sold it to two other students. Another student who wanted to buy the marijuana but had no money brought an edible marijuana item to school on Tuesday and offered it to the original seller.
Disciplinary action has been taken against the four 10-year-olds.
Officials believe that both students stole the marijuana from family members who were unaware that they were missing.
A letter went home to parents Tuesday warning adults “to treat marijuana as you would prescription drugs, alcohol or even firearms.”