Two students from J.I. Case High School were charged Tuesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office after the made marijuana brownies. After a friend ate one of the brownies, she had an adverse reaction and had to be taken to the emergency room. Both teens – the one who made the brownies and the one who gave the brownies to the girl — were charged as adults.

Citlally Martinez, 17, of Racine, was charged with manufacturing and delivering marijuana, possession with intent to deliver near a school. If convicted of the charge, Martinez faces up to eight years six months in prison and/or fines up to $10,000.

Berenice Sanchez-Lopez, 17, of Racine, was charged with two counts of the same charge Martinez faces. If convicted of both charges, Sanchez-Lopez faces up to 17 years in prison and/or fines up to $20,000.

Teen made marijuana brownies, sold them

According to the criminal complaint, Mount Pleasant Police responded on Monday to a report of a student at J.I. Case High School having “a bad reaction to an unknown substance in her body.” The girl was found on the floor conscious and breathing, but not responding to directions and “appeared to be extremely out of it.”

Rescue workers with the South Shore Fire Department responded and took the girl to Ascension-All Saints emergency room. While being transported, the girl told rescue workers she had eaten a brownie laced with drugs that she had gotten from Sanchez-Lopez.

The officer searched Sanchez-Lopez’s backpack and found a bag with five brownies. She told police she bought the brownies from Martinez, who had laced them with an unknown drug, for $20.

Martinez told police that she made the brownies at her sister’s house in Gurnee, Illinois that had marijuana in the butter.

Officers tested the crumbs and remaining brownies, which tested positive for the presence of marijuana. Healthcare workers also tested the girl’s blood, which tested positive for cannabinoids.

Next appearance

The teens will appear for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. March 20 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.