Bride And Caterer Arrested For Feeding Unwitting Wedding Guests Marijuana-Laced Food

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A bride and her caterer are in legal trouble after lacing the reception meal with THC, the ingredient in marijuana that causes a “high” state when consumed.

Danya Glenny’s wedding was held on February 19 at The Springs Clubhouse in Longwood, Florida. Roughly 30 to 40 guests were in attendance, according to the incident report. The caterer at the event was Jocelyn Bryant of Joycelyn’s Southern Kitchen.

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According to the report, a 41-year-old guest called the police to the scene, stating that he was “feeling weird,” and went on to tell the police that he felt as if he “had drugs inside him” even though he had only consumed food and wine at the venue.

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Upon further questioning of the guests, deputies found that many of them felt that they were high, and one such guest said “he could wish to prosecute” whoever was responsible for his unwilling use of drugs, said the report.

Additionally, some of the wedding guests became ill from the consumption of weed-infused food and complained of stomach pains and vomiting. A number of guests were transported to South Seminole Hospital after first responders showed up.

When police asked Glenny if she knew the reception food had been tampered with, she gave a noncommital response.

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According to the report, she “stared” at the deputy who confronted her with a “blank expression” before “muttering through a ‘no’” in response. The caterer, Bryant, and her staff had already left the scene before police could question them.

Samples collected as evidence from the reception included lasagne and a piece of bread, both of which tested positive for THC according to the police report. 

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According to WebMD, “THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana. It’s what makes people feel ‘high.’ THC binds with receptors […] that control pain, mood, and other feelings. That’s why THC can make you feel euphoric and give you that so-called high.”

Both Glenny and Bryant were arrested on Monday, April 18 in connection to the incident, according to the inmate booking reports from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department. They are both being charged with tampering, culpable negligence, and delivery of marijuana. They were released on bond shortly after being booked in on Monday.