An Aussie dad has been charged with drugging his family after he allegedly fed is partner and their three children pizza laced with cannabis.
The Adelaide man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faced Elizabeth Magistrate Court this month.
He faces a slew of drug-related offences including criminal neglect, selling, manufacturing a controlled drug and supplying and or administering a controlled drug to a child.
The man, his partner and their three children allegedly started to ‘feel funny’ after eating a pizza while they watched movies together on April 19.
One of the children allegedly experienced sore and burning eyes and a dry tongue just 20 minutes after eating the pizza, police documents obtained by The Advertiser revealed.
An Adelaide father-of-three has been charged with drugging his children and his partner after they allegedly ate pizza laced with cannabis (stock image)
The police documents also state the man’s partner believed the symptoms were from a gas leak and forced the family out of the house.
An Ambulance was called to the home and the family was taken to hospital.
Court documents allege the Department for Child Protection advised police the next day they had consumed cannabis.
Police questioned the man and allegedly found hash granules and cannabis oil inside a glass coffee container in his home.
Officers also allegedly found hydrponic lights, a bud stripper and a Magic Butter blender – an appliance used to stir, grind and extract essence from cannabis leaves, producing an infused oil, butter or concentrated liquid.
The man’s defence lawyer denied allegations his client would willingly harm his children with illegal drugs.
‘There is an allegation in relation to the fact the children were administered with cannabis which is firmly contested,’ the lawyer said.
‘He denies that he ever administered that to his children.’
The lawyer contested part of the man’s bail conditions which prevents him from having contact with his children.
Police questioned the man and allegedly found hash granules and cannabis oil inside a glass coffee container in his home
‘Any concerns that would relate to (the man) having contact with the children, which might otherwise have weight, I say that it can’t have weight because the children are now living with their mum who has also been charged,’ the lawyer said.
The lawyer also told the court the pair’s children have ‘high needs’ and having help from their dad would assist their mum.
Magistrate Joanna Martin revised the man’s bail allowing him to assist his partner with caring for their children through the day.
The man will face court again later this year.
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