A 74-year-old man, accused of handing out hash-filled cookies during church Mass at an Bloomington, Indiana church last year, was arrested.
Indy Star reports that the investigation into Brian Jones’ illegal cookies began last year, when members of the St. John’s the Apostle Catholic Church went to an emergency room after eating the cookies. They complained of “adverse effects.” Some of the church members said the cookies tasted “too salty.” Others complained of symptoms included lethargy, sluggishness, and nausea.
One of the parishioners who ate one of Jones’ special cookies reported that he felt like he was having a stroke.
Detectives interviewed Jones. Although he admitted he brought the cookies to church, he claimed he had no idea about any illegal substances in them. Yet, after obtaining a search warrant to his him, Ellesville police found incriminating evidence, including an orange pill bottle filled with a “brown, oily substance.” Detectives tested it and it turned up positive for marijuana. Jones later turned himself in.
According to a 2014 Facebook post by Jones’ adult son, people in the neighborhood called Jones “the cookie man.”
“At the Jones house, you are greeted with a fresh batch of cookies when you arrive. They call my dad ‘the cookie man.'”
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