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Blotter: McMath 8th-grader arrested after bringing marijuana cookies to school, police say

An eighth-grade student at McMath Middle School was taken into custody Tuesday after police said she brought three chocolate chip cookies containing THC to school. 

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinols, which is the primary active chemical in marijuana. The girl, 13, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. 

At about 10:50 a.m. Monday, the school resource officer at McMath was notified that two students had gotten sick from eating a chocolate chip cookie, according to Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer. The students, a girl and a boy, said they had asked the suspect for a bite of her cookie earlier in the day. 

When administrators checked the suspect's locker, they noticed a "funky" odor, Kizer said. The school resource officer recognized the smell of marijuana and later found out the girl brought three chocolate chip cookies containing THC to school, Kizer said. 

"The other two [other] students showed signs of excited behavior and had high resting heart rates," Kizer said in an email. "They were checked and monitored by the school nurse until they were capable of returning to class."

Police respond to violent brawl over marijuana money 

An ongoing feud over $50 turned violent Monday when a suspect lunged at a 30-year-old man with a knife at the Eureka Village Apartments in the 2000 block of Teasley Lane, according to police. 

According to Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer, the suspect shattered the victim's car windows last week because the victim owed him $50 for marijuana.

On Monday, as the victim was taping off the broken car windows, the suspect drove up and yelled at him before pulling out a knife, Kizer said. 

He said the suspect got out of his vehicle, lunged at the victim and punched him once in the mouth. 

The victim, Kizer said, then grabbed the suspect by the throat before slamming him to the ground. Kizer said the victim bit the suspect's arm that was wielding the knife. 

The two men eventually separated. The only visible injury the victim suffered was a busted lip, Kizer said. 

Kizer said the suspect drove away with his girlfriend in the car, but not before the victim drove his vehicle in the back of the suspect's vehicle. 

Denton police responded to the call at 11 p.m., but no arrests were made. 

Other reports 

900 block of Summer Oaks Drive — Denton police did not make any arrests Monday night after a woman said her husband threw her on the ground at an East Denton home.

Police took a report at about 6 p.m. It did not include further information.

2750 West University Drive — A 26-year-old woman was arrested Monday while trying to return items she never bought for store credit at Wal-Mart, according to a police report. 

Police said the merchandise was from the sales floor but hadn't been purchased yet. The police report did not specify the type of merchandise. 

The woman tried to return it for store credit under $100, the report said. She was eventually arrested on a charge of theft under $100 and on an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance. 


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 825 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 41 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 172 calls for service and made five arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, four vehicle crashes and one grass fire.