Charges filed over marijuana-laced cookies given to teens

DENVER - A 40-year-old Denver man accused of providing pot-laced cookies to four children now faces formal charges in the case.

Davirak Ky was charged with two counts of child abuse, two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  It was not immediately clear why Ky was charged in connection with only two victims.

The charges filed Friday allege that on Nov. 4, a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy unknowingly ate cookies laced with marijuana that Ky had baked and gave them. The victims became ill and were transported to the hospital.  Two other children were also transported after becoming sick, police said earlier.

All of the children were under 16 and one was 3 years old, according to Ky's arrest warrant.

7NEWS spoke with the 16-year-old victim who said he believed the cookies were purposefully made with marijuana. He said that he did not know they were laced with pot.

Ky was identified by police as boyfriend of the children's mother.

Ky has been released from custody on a $5,000 bond. He'll be in court on Nov. 20 to be advised of the charges filed against him.