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Pot brownies for prom dress? Now teen could be deported

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YUBA CITY, Calif. -- A Yuba City teenager is in danger of being deported after she tried to raise money for a prom dress by selling pot-laced brownies.

Apparently, that's not the American way.

According to CBS Sacramento, Saira Munoz wanted to go to the River Valley High School prom, but when she couldn't afford a dress, she had an idea: marijuana treats.

"People make mistakes," said Carlos Robles, a friend of the teen.

Munoz, who was 18 at the time, held a bake sale, and hired a fellow student to sell her "goodies," the station reported.

The plan reportedly went awry when a student got sick and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Because Munoz hired a fellow student, she was charged with employing a minor to sell marijuana, which is a felony. On Monday, a judge sentenced her to nine days in jail with credit for time served, plus four years' probation.

But Munoz may have bigger problems -- during sentencing, she learned she could be deported to her native Mexico. Per CBS Sacramento, she came to the United States with temporary permission in 2000.

The station says the Sutter County Probation Department called the feds about her pot brownies-for-prom dress conviction.


  • Lesley Savage

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