Calif. teen facing deportation after selling pot brownies
YUBA CITY, Calif. (WKRC) -- A California teenager is being threatened with deportation after she allegedly sold pot brownies to raise money for a prom dress.
Saira Munoz wanted to go to prom, but couldn't afford a dress, so she decided to hold a school bake sale at River Valley High School. She put marijuana in her brownies and hired another student to sell them.
Her plans fell through when another student got sick and had to be rushed to the hospital.
Munoz is now also facing charges of employing a minor to sell marijuana, which is a felony.
I was hurt because she got arrested, and nobody wanted to see somebody we cared about go away, says Carlos Robles, a friend of Munoz.
She was just a very positive person, he says. I just dont like the turnout of this."
A judge sentenced her to four years probation on Monday and nine days in jail with credit for time served.
Munoz also learned during her sentencing that she could be heading back home to Mexico. She came to the United States with temporary permission in 2000.
After the Sutter County Probation Department reported her conviction, she could now be deported.