Adult charged after children bring pot chocolate to Statesville schools

by: Catherine Bilkey Updated:


STATESVILLE, N.C. - Chocolate laced with drugs showed up at two Statesville schools. Police say the source is an adult who brought the candy back on a recent trip to California. She gave the drugs to two kids, according to police.

"It's kind of what everybody is talking about," Kyndall Brooks said.

Brooks didn't know the kid selling the chocolate, but his mom is still concerned, especially when Eyewitness News told her an adult was involved. Mary Blackwelder had brought the pot chocolate back from California, giving it to children in her home, according to police.

"She obviously knew better," Michelle Brooks said.

Other parents are also upset, especially to hear that the pot chocolate made it all the way to the middle school. Police said the kid who had the pot there isn't being charged with selling like the kid at the high school. The younger student only had the original container and a tiny amount of the drug candy on him when police searched him.

Blackwelder is now facing several charges, including maintaining a home to sell pot, sale and delivery of pot, two counts of child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Eyewitness News tried calling her but couldn't reach her. Blackwelder is already out of jail and expected in court next Thursday.