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Woman allegedly handed out marijuana cookies at Mooseyard parade

Marijuana-laced gummy candy also found, complaint states
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A Shawano woman accused of handing out marijuana-laced cookies during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Wescott Saturday is facing two felony drug charges in connection with her alleged activities.

Cathleen K. Krause, 57, was arrested after Shawano County authorities received a call reporting that a woman was handing out drug-laced cookies during the annual holiday parade in Wescott’s Mooseyard.

According to the criminal complaint, a sheriff’s deputy was told that a woman wearing a green St. Patrick’s Day hat and wearing a leather coat had handed out a cookie that she said had marijuana in it.

The reporting party had taken a picture of the woman, later identified as Krause, and showed it to the deputy, who located and questioned Krause.

The complaint states Krause was visibly intoxicated, and her breath smelled of alcohol and marijuana.

After being asked about the cookies, Krause pulled out a large gallon-sized bag of cookie crumbs and consented to a search, according the complaint.

During the search, a number of prescription pills were found along with a package of gummy candy, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, the cookie that Krause allegedly gave to the person who reported it to authorities and the gummy candy tested positive for marijuana.

Krause is facing a felony count of manufacture and delivery of marijuana for allegedly handing out the cookies, and a felony count of possession of marijuana for the drug-laced gummy candy.

Each count carries a maximum possible penalty of 3½ years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

She also faces three misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance for being in possession of amphetamine and Alprazolam and Tremadol without a valid prescription.

According to court records, Krause was previously convicted of a misdemeanor count of possessing marijuana in Shawano County in 2015.

Krause was released in this new case on a $1,000 cash bond and is due back in court for an adjourned initial appearance on April 1.