Teen's Idea to Fund Prom Dress: Sell Pot Brownies

Saira Munoz now faces deportation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2014 2:10 PM CDT
These probably don't have marijuana in them.   (©)

(Newser) – Saira Munoz needed to make enough money to buy a prom dress. What to do? The then-18-year-old high school student chose quite possibly the worst course of action: She baked pot brownies, then hired another student to sell them at her high school in Yuba City, California. When one of the students who ate a brownie got sick, Munoz got caught, and on Monday she was sentenced to nine days in jail and four years' probation for employing a minor to sell marijuana.

The good news: Due to time served, she didn't actually have to go back to jail, Fox 40 reports. The very, very bad news: The crime is a felony, and Munoz, who came to the US from Mexico with temporary permission in 2000, now faces deportation, CBS Sacramento reports. The probation department did reveal her conviction to the federal immigration authorities, but there's no word yet on her fate.

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