Pot brownie baker sentenced

ELLSWORTH — The Sullivan woman whose teenage son brought marijuana-laced brownies last fall to the Mountain View Elementary School will serve one year of probation after pleading no contest last week to endangering the welfare of a child.

Justice Ann Murray ordered Amanda Hiser, 33, to serve a 90-day suspended jail sentence and one-year probation after entering the plea May 23 in Hancock County Superior Court. She also is to pay a $400 fine and $360 restitution.

Hiser was arrested in October on charges of aggravated furnishing of a scheduled drug and illegal possession of hypodermic needles. She pleaded no contest to the child endangerment charge in a plea agreement with prosecutors.

In court last week, Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett said Hiser, who is disabled, was in the process of applying for medical marijuana patient status when she agreed to bake pot brownies for her then 13-year-old son to try.

“They were made to be eaten by her son exclusively,” Kellett said. “Instead, he took them to school and shared.”

Hiser’s attorney, Frederick Slater, assured the court that his client had no prior criminal history and that the incident was a “one-time aberration.”

“She is not likely to be in court again,” Slater said.

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Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander