Cafeteria worker accused of selling ‘edible marijuana’ to student

Tymetrica Cohns
Tymetrica Cohns(Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 6:07 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2023 at 6:59 PM CST
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TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A temporary cafeteria worker at a high school in Tangipahoa Parish was arrested on Friday, Jan. 20, for allegedly selling homemade baked goods laced with marijuana, also known as edibles, to a student, according to Chief Jimmy Travis with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Travis said Tymetrica Cohns, 45, of Kentwood, La., is charged with possession and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance in a drug-free zone. Deputies said she was working at Jewel M. Sumner High School in Kentwood at the time of her arrest but was not an employee of the Tangipahoa Parish School System.

Deputies added they were notified through the Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa P3 app that a cafeteria worker was allegedly selling homemade edibles.

“I want to commend this student who saw something and used the P3 app to bring this threat to the attention of our school officials and law enforcement,” said Superintendent Melissa Stilley.

Cohns was a substitute worker, hired by ESS, a staffing service used to place substitute employees in schools, added Stilley.

“The safety and well-being of our students are paramount,” said Travis. “We encourage using the P3 app to report anything they feel threatens their ability to learn in a safe environment.”

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