Nothing brightens up a dull workday like the appearance of a co-worker bearing treats. But when an Indiana University dorm worker and her 13-year-old daughter brought in a box of fudge, some fellow employees got more than they bargained for.
Finding something leafy and green inside the fudge and thinking it was marijuana, they called police.
When questioned, the 13-year-old explained that the greens were lavender, not pot. She said she made lavender fudge—apparently a Swedish delicacy—for a school project that she was field-testing on her mom’s co-workers.
She turned over some of the lavender to police, who found the herb does indeed register a weak reaction when subjected to a marijuana test.
Note: No fair experimenting on co-workers! A little disclosure might have saved the kid a trip downtown—and at least one worker a mouthful of lavender fudge.