Marijuana cookie gets Craig Walmart worker fired
A Craig woman lost her job at Walmart and is facing two felony charges after police say she gave a marijuana-laced cookie to a 19-year-old fellow employee.
Michelle Dawn Moore, 48, was arrested Tuesday, April 23 on felony charges of offenses relating to marijuana/marijuana concentrate and second-degree assault.
According to an arrest affidavit compiled by Officer Joshua Lyons, on Tuesday, April 23, Craig police responded to the Walmart on West Victory Way to learn the assistant manager “had recently terminated an employee for giving marijuana edibles” to an underage female and “now wanted to report the incident to the police.”
The manager told police Moore “had given another Walmart employee a cookie containing marijuana in it without the knowledge of the other employee,” the affidavit said.
The young female employee apparently didn’t take to Moore’s cookie too well, as she became ill soon after eating the cookie.
“(The victim) had asked Michelle several times what the cookie was and was not informed until after eating it that it was an ‘edible’ containing marijuana,” the affidavit said. “(The victim) got sick shortly after eating the cookie and had to be driven home and missed the whole day of work.”
The Walmart assistant manager told police in the affidavit they conducted their own internal investigation and handed over to police Moore’s and the victim’s statements.
The affidavit said police interviewed the victim who told them she asked Moore several times what the cookie was and was told by Moore to “just take a bit” and “you will thank me later.” The victim told police she ate some of the cookie and, after about 20 minutes, began to feel so ill she couldn’t drive herself home from work, so she asked Moore for a ride home.
The victim told police she does not use marijuana at all and would not have consumed the cookie if she knew there was marijuana in it.
Police said they then turned to interview Moore at her home in Craig. During the interview, police said Moore told them she grabbed the cookie on her way out the door to work early Sunday morning. The affidavit said Moore admitted she knew the victim was 19 years old and not old enough to legally consume a cookie Moore knew contained marijuana.
According to Moffat County combined courts staff, Moore was freed after posting a $2,000 public recognizance bond Wednesday, April 24 and is set to appear for an arraignment in Judge Sandra Gardner’s Moffat County court No. 2 at 8:30 a.m. May 14.
7:00 a.m. Near the intersection of First Street and U.S. Highway 40, police in Craig responded to a property damage crash call. Officers investigated an accident between two pickup trucks.