Drug task force concerned by 'relaxation' brownies being sold locally
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May 03, 2011 | 2095 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A tip from a concerned citizen that brownies were being sold at a local store behind the counter led the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force to investigate.

Late last month the drug task force found the product for sale on the shelves of at least one large chain store in Cartersville. Pre-packaged brownies, sold under the name "Lazy Cakes, Relaxation Brownies" contains what is listed as a proprietary calming blend of melatonin. The package lists several warnings such as, for adults only and not suitable for children. The product also requires purchaser to be 18 years old. The product is sold for $2. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Division of Forensic Sciences was contacted and confirmed melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone, most commonly sold as a product to help regulate sleep, was not a controlled substance. The Georgia Drug and Narcotics Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration were contacted to look into the product which is distributed out of Tennessee.

Sheriff Clark Millsap and Cartersville Police Department Chief Thomas Culpepper hope to make adults and parents aware of the product because of the attractive nature to children. While melatonin is used by adults, there are concerns about use by children. Any new information about this product will be passed along when it's received.

Woman arrested for

stabbing her husband

A Cartersville police officer was dispatched to Cartersville Medical Center Sunday night in reference to a man in the emergency room with a stab wound to the chest. The victim told the officer his wife stabbed him after he fell asleep after an argument. He was taken to the hospital by his father and said with all the excitement he couldn't identify what kind of knife it was. The officer observed a medium-sized wound on the victim's upper left chest and pictures were taken of his injuries. Meanwhile the officer went to the home located at 209 East Felton Road, No. 301, to speak with the suspect, who was not there. The officer saw a blood trail from the parking lot to the apartment and took pictures. The suspect, Katasha Jenise Lee, arrived shortly, stating, "I cut him with the knife." Lee was arrested and charged with aggravated assaulted under the Family Violence Act. The bloody knife was found in the master bedroom and taken for evidence.