Mom Facing Charges In South San Francisco Child Pot Brownie Case

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A South San Francisco woman accused of allowing her 4-year-old daughter to eat a brownie laced with marijuana has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment.

Nineteen-year-old Marisela Guadalupe Barraza entered the plea this week.

Authorities say Barraza was arrested after her sister noticed the 4-year-old had slurred speech and droopy eyelids on Sunday. The sister took the girl the next day to a hospital, where tests revealed she had marijuana in her system.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says Barraza initially denied the girl had ingested marijuana, but later told authorities the girl grabbed the pot-laced brownie before she could stop her.

Barraza allegedly described the incident as “no big deal.”

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