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Calif. teen could be deported over pot-laced brownies

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YUBA CITY, Calif. (WTVR) -- California authorities said a girl who sold pot-laced brownies to raise money to go to prom could be deported over the crime.

Officials said 18-year-old Saira Munoz’s bake sale was going well until one student fell ill and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Munoz was convicted and sentenced to four years probation and nine days in jail with credit for time served. However, during Monday’s sentencing she learned she may face deportation.

That's because the young woman came to the U.S. in 2000 on a temporary visa and could be sent back to Mexico.

“People make mistakes,” Carlos Robles, a friend of the teen, told KOVR. “She was just a very positive person,” he said. “I just don’t like the turnout of this.”

The charge for selling pot was classified as a felony because Munoz enlisted the help of a minor to help sell the confections.


  • Liz

    People who are here illegally or on a temporary visa and who commit felonies should be deported. I am actually in favor of granting amnesty to those who came here looking for a better way of life and are working to make a difference in their families but laws are laws…..

  • manalishi

    “Calif. teen could be deported over pot-laced brownies” Translation=Illegal alien juvenile felon may face justice,,,,but not likely.

    • Amy

      Technically, she is not illegal. She has a temporary Visa which means she is here legally. I do think it should be suspended and she sent home. She knowingly broke the law. I would like to see Beiber sent home too. The headline could have been better, perhaps “Minor could be sent home for selling pot laced brownies”

  • Kaxh

    People make mistakes, however intentionally selling food laced with illegal drugs is not a mistake. That girl put lives in danger. She knew what she was doing and therefore should face the consequences of her actions.

  • Omg

    What gets me is that there are still people who think pot is deadly or even makes you sick. The only kids on pot we ever saw in the 20+ years working the ER were brought in by upright parents who wanted their kid drug tested.

  • sandy

    Well I do think she should go back. She knew what she did was wrong and if someone would of been allergic to it and died then what. She shouldn’t be trrated any different then anyone else if they broke the law. Someone was taken to the hospital and she’s lucky that person didn’t die.

  • Jamie Hiner

    She is here illegally..”came to the U.S. in 2000 on a temporary visa” ….she knew then that she was doing wrong by staying here & not renewing the visa….now she has a felony charge hanging over her head for putting pot in brownies….. What I don’t understand is why put the pot in the brownies? Bake sales always do good …..unless she wanted a $700-900 dress!!!!!

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