By Kent Larsen
Ohio Teen That Drugged Missionaries Gets 30 Days
FINDLAY, OHIO -- An Ohio teen that spiked cupcakes with a sedative,
making 17 people ill at an LDS missionary luncheon, was sentenced to
30 days in a juvenile detention center on Thursday. Judge Stephen
Rule ordered Joseph Cordell, 15, to serve the 30 day sentence in the
Wood County juvenile detention center starting immediately.
Cordell plead guilty to the reduced charge of inducing panic for the
June 22nd incident. Cordell attended the luncheon at an LDS chapel in
Perrysburg, Ohio, near Toledo, with his stepmother and sister, and
put Ambien tablets in cupcakes after an argument with his sister,
hoping that she would be blamed for the prank.
Although 17 people were taken to area hospitals complaining of nausea
and lightheadedness, none were admitted an no one was injured.
Teen gets 30 days in detention center for drugging cupcakes
Akron OH Beacon-Journal (AP) 10Nov00 D2