Prom season is upon us, and with the pressures of paying for expensive dresses, hair, and nails comes new and inventive ways to raise cash. However, a California teen is facing deportation to Mexico because of her own methods, and some of her classmates think it’s unfair.
Saira Munoz hatched a plan to sell pot brownies at school to raise the dough, and hired a fellow student to help sell them. But when a classmate got sick and had to be rushed to the hospital, then-18-year old Munoz was busted and, because she hired a minor to carry out her plan, she has now been charged with employing a minor to sell marijuana, which is a felony. On Monday, she was sentenced to four years probation and nine days of jail time, but she also faces deportation; because she came to the U.S. on temporary permission in 2000, the felony charge could mean she’ll be sent back to Mexico. Her friends don’t think the punishment matches the crime, however.
“People make mistakes,” said Carlos Robles. “I was hurt, because she got arrested, and nobody wanted to see somebody we cared about go away. She was just a very positive person. I just don’t like the turnout of this.”
According to Twitter, Munoz isn’t the only teen using weed to her benefit for prom; someone allegedly asked their date to the big night by spelling it out in a very creative way (via Buzzfeed).
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