4-year-old eats drug-laced muffin

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (CNN/KTVI) – A woman says she got a disturbing surprise in the mail for her daughter’s birthday: drug laced muffins. Now she says she wants the person responsible to go to jail.

The Brauns had just celebrated their daughter’s fourth birthday.  A package filled with gifts arrived in their mailbox from the girl’s aunt in St. Clemente, California. A few days later another package arrived, sent from the same city and the same shipping company. The package was addressed to the birthday girl and was filled with treats.

“Because we had just received an envelope from them with the same company two days prior, I didn’t think anything of it,” said the girl’s mother, Christine Braun. “My daughter and I ate, one was like a mini muffin, and then hers was like a star treat.”

Soon after they ate those treats, Christine knew something was wrong.

She said, “I could not feel my body but I kept having sensations that I went to the bathroom on myself, I kept having sensations that my blood was really thick and the skin was going to break.”

The Brauns called their relative in California who said the treats did not come from her.

They called 911 and ended up at St. Anthony’s, not knowing what was wrong. Braun says she and her 4 year old daughter tested positive for highly concentrated levels of THC, the mind altering substance in marijuana.

“I just can’t believe somebody would do that and the fact that it was addressed to my four year old daughter is what scares me,” said Christine. “I don’t want this to happen to somebody else.”

The Brauns turned the package and the rest of the treats over to police. Jefferson County authorities confirm they are investigating.

Christine said, “It’s disgusting and they need to be put in jail for this. I won’t rest until they are put in jail.”