Case continued for Sullivan woman whose son allegedly brought her pot …

February 22nd, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The case of a Sullivan woman who is facing charges after her son allegedly brought her marijuana-laced brownies to school and shared them with other students was continued Thursday in Hancock County Superior Court.

Amanda Hiser, 32, was arrested last October on a charge of aggravated trafficking in drugs after her eighth-grade son took the brownies to Mountain View School in Sullivan. Hiser has said that though she is not licensed as a medical marijuana user, she uses the drug to treat her lupus.

Hiser appeared briefly in court Thursday for a status conference on her case. Hancock County District Attorney Carletta “Dee” Bassano and Hiser’s defense attorney, Ferdinand “Andy” Slater, also appeared before Justice Ann Murray to discuss the status of the case.

Bassano told the judge she and Slater had talked about the case and felt that it should be continued until April. She said her office had not yet gotten the results of Maine State Police crime lab tests that investigators have done on the brownies.

Murray agreed to continue the case and scheduled another status conference for 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 18.

According to officials with RSU 24, which operates Mountain View School, several students were suspended after the Oct. 30 incident.

An attempt to contact Hiser for comment after Thursday’s hearing was unsuccessful.

A relative of Hiser’s, who did not want to be identified, said Thursday that Hiser’s son still is in foster care, where he

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