Maurice J. McDonough High School
Maurice J. McDonough High School

POMFRET, Md. – On May 24 at 1:15 p.m., a student at Maurice J. McDonough High School consumed several pieces of candy knowing they were possibly tainted with an unknown substance intended to cause a high.

The student became ill and was taken to a hospital by ambulance and treated.

Parents are urged to talk with their children about the dangers of ingesting foods or liquids that contain dangerous substances as there is a risk the substance could be life-threatening and contain poisons such as fentanyl or other toxic materials.

Anyone with additional details is asked to call M/Cpl. Anderson at 301-932-2222.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at or by using the P3Intel mobile app.

The investigation is ongoing.

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