Prosecutors: Man fed 1-year-old cake laced with marijuana – Chicago Tribune

A south suburban man was ordered held on $50,000 bond after being charged with serving a woman and her 1-year-old child chocolate cake that was laced with marijuana. (Posted May 12, 2014)

By Meredith Rodriguez Tribune reporter

6:49 a.m. CDT, May 12, 2014

A south suburban man was ordered held on $50,000 bond after being charged with serving a woman and her 1-year-old child chocolate cake laced with marijuana.

Emmanuel Ekaette, 23, of Calumet Park, appeared in Cook County bond court Sunday after being charged with aggravated battery, endangering the health of a child and possession of cannabis.

Ekaette offered the woman and her child pieces of the cake when they came over to his house, in the 1100 block of West 127th Street, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Sean Brady. When the woman asked several times about leaves in the cake, he told her they were spices, Brady said in court.

The woman later admitted herself and her son to the hospital, and she said that the marijuana exacerbated her anxiety disorder. When Ekaette was confronted by police, Brady said, he turned the cake over to police and admitted he knew what was in the cake.

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