Man Denies Giving Eighth-Grader Pot for Cookies

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – An 18-year-old medical marijuana patient accused of providing pot-laced butter to a Missoula eighth-grader — who then allegedly made cookies with it and passed them out to several friends — has pleaded not guilty.

Tyler Andre Pyle appeared in District Court on Tuesday and denied a charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs. The Missoulian reports he also was ordered to relinquish his medical marijuana card.

Prosecutors say a teacher who heard word of someone distributing the cookies March 8 “observed the group of students acting ‘spaced out.'” Court records say the four students told a sheriff’s deputy they got the cookies from the eighth-grader, who in turn said she got the butter from Pyle. The girl accused of baking and handing out the cookies was expelled.

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