Northbrook man charged with selling marijuana-infused ‘gummy’ to teen

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The marijuana/THC-infused candy is shaped like a star and known as a “gummy,” according to police. | Northbrook Police Dept.

It looks like a candy star and is known as a “gummy” on the street, but it’s actually infused with marijuana — and selling one is a felony.

A north suburban man was arrested Thursday and charged with selling the star-shaped drug to a 13-year-old, according to Northbrook police.

Christian Porras | Northbrook Police Dept.

Christian Porras | Northbrook Police Dept.

Christian Porras, 21, of Highwood, is charged with delivery of cannabis within 1,000 feet of school grounds, a Class 3 felony, police said.

Northbrook detectives following up on leads arrested Porras after a weeklong investigation in which he sold the candy to a Northbrook teen, police said.

The marijuana/THC-infused candy, in the shape of a star, is often referred to as a “gummy” because of its textural similarity to the popular candy, police said.

Porras is scheduled to appear in court June 14 in Skokie.

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