Dennis Horvath, Sharon Getz made marijuana-laced cookies that sickened Phillipsburg students, police say

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Published: Oct 12 2012 01:42:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 12 2012 07:10:19 PM EDT
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. -

Two people have been arrested on charges they made cookies laced with marijuana, which sickened several Phillipsburg High School students who ate them, police said.

Dennis Horvath and Sharon Getz were arrested following an investigation of the incident by the Phillipsburg and Pohatcong Township police departments and the Warren County prosecutor's office, police said.

A search of their home on Route 627 turned up potted marijuana plants, drying marijuana, packaged marijuana, suspected marijuana cookies and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Both Horvath, 56, and Getz, 46, were arraigned on charges of manufacturing marijuana, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, child abuse, and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released on $25,000 bail.

If convicted, both Horvath and Getz face up to 15 years behind bars and thousands of dollars in fines, officials said.

The sickened students were taken to St. Luke's Hospital's Warren campus for treatment. Police did not say how the students got the cookies.