Weston Â· A Cypress Bay High School senior held a bake sale outside the cafeteria this week, where school officials found him selling moist homemade brownies laced with marijuana, police said.
After lunch on Monday and Tuesday, Andrew Perreault peddled the treats for $5 a square, according to police and school officials. By the time a teacher asked what he was doing, the 18-year-old Weston resident had $145 in his pocket.
"He admitted to making several sales," said Broward Sheriff's Office spokesman Jim Leljedal, not specifying a number.
The teen is charged with distributing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and booked in the Sheriff's Office's main jail, where he remained Tuesday night.
School officials have not decided what will happen to Perreault, but Broward County Schools spokesman Joe Donzelli said the punishment would be stiff.
"In talking with the principal, he made it clear that the individual selling the brownies would be dealt with in the harshest of terms," Donzelli said. "In a school of 5,000 kids you want to make sure you send a message out that this is an activity that will not be tolerated."
The sale ended when the teacher took notice.
"Kids don't just sell brownies on a school campus," Donzelli said.
Perreault readily admitted that he baked the brownies at home with marijuana, police and school officials said.
The teacher beckoned the school resource officer who used a kit to test the deserts and detected marijuana, Leljedal said. Deputies couldn't say how potent the brownies were.
"We don't have his recipe," Leljedal said. "None of the students got sick."
Susan Bain, president of the Cypress Bay High School Parent Teacher Student Association, said she was disappointed to hear about the incident at the school her three sons attend.
"My reaction is the same any time I hear that drugs are being sold in school: I don't want my kids around it, but I know it happens," she said.
While Perreault could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted, the fate of students who munched his brownies on the way to class is less clear.
"We are looking into that at the moment," Donzelli said. "Worse case scenario, these students will get a stern lecture and may face some discipline.
"I'm sure they knew what they were buying."