Ohio police chief hospitalized after eating ‘cannabis cake’

By Arturo Garcia
Saturday, April 13, 2013 17:53 EDT
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Laurelville Police Chief Mike Berkemeier hospitalized for eating weed cake
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An Easter morning craving turned into a cause for concern for the chief of police in Lawrenceville, Ohio, after the cake he ate turned out to be laced with cannabis oil.

“All I can describe is, it was the worst feeling in the world,” Mike Berkemeier told WBNS-TV on Friday. “I thought I was dying.”

Burkemeyer said he ate the entire cake on March 31 after seeing it on his kitchen counter. But when he began feeling ill, he told the station, he drove to his station for help.

“I don’t remember much of the drive here, even though it’s just a few blocks,” he said.

Medics from the local fire department took Burkemeyer to a hospital. Later, he said, his daughter told his fiancee about the cake’s “secret ingredient.” The cake was allegedly brought to the house by a friend’s boyfriend.

WBEX-FM reported on Friday that the unidentified man is an alleged local drug dealer and user.

Burkemeyer was given a sedative to sleep off the effects of the cake. WBNS reported that the Sheriff’s office for Hocking County, Ohio, is determining whether to charge the man with assault and “corrupting another with drugs.”

Watch WBNS’ report on Burkemeyer’s bad trip, aired Friday, below.

[Image via WBNS-TV]

[h/t Gawker]

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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