CLEAR LAKE – Who says an illicit drug can’t be delicious? Clear Lake police, however, left a bad taste for a woman arrested on her birthday for possession of a designer drug flavored like a fruit candy.
Clear Lake police said Tuesday that officers stopped a speeding vehicle on Interstate 35 on March 23. During the arrest, the passenger in the car, 20-year-old Emily A. Keeler of Illinois, was arrested for the illegal possession of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The drug was an ingredient in raspberry jelly candies, police said, and purchased in Colorado.
Tetrahydrocannabinol is the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of the cannabis plant, which is illegal in Iowa even if purchased legally in other states.
March 23 was Keeler’s 20th birthday, but police arrested her and took her to jail, and booked her, anyway.
Keeler posted $1,000 bond and was released Monday, pending an April 2 court date.