2 Hamilton Public Works Employees Fired for Bringing Pot-Laced Brownies to Work

January 14, 2015 Updated: January 14, 2015

HAMILTON—Bringing pot-laced brownies to work has led to the firing of two public works employees in Hamilton.

The employees were suspended following the incident that occurred at a public works yard prior to the Christmas holidays and were fired at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 14.

A public works spokeswoman said a third employee had required medical attention for an adverse reaction after unknowingly consuming a brownie that contained a substance later determined to be cannabis.

The city said in an email Wednesday that it could not disclose full details of the incident, but that the employees were terminated for possession and/or use of illegal drugs on city property.

Hamilton police investigated the matter and said they would not be laying charges.

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