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Father expected to face judge for selling pot-laced cookie that sickened student

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Ronald Hoyt. (Police photo) Ronald Hoyt. (Police photo)
WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A father accused of selling pot-laced treats to students at a high school in Woodbury is scheduled to face a judge on Thursday.

Police said they found more than drugs in 49-year-old Ronald Hoyt's home. They also found dozens of weapons and a couple of explosives.

Police said it all started when a student at Nonnewaug High School became sick.

Two weeks ago on Friday, police said the 18-year-old student paid $20 to a 17-year-old boy to buy a marijuana-laced cookie. She ended up in the hospital.

"We had a pep rally, so the notice-ability of it kind of floated under the radar for most people," said John Guilmette, a student. "I didn't know about it until Monday."

After speaking with the 17-year-old, police said they learned that the cookie was sold to him by Hoyt. Hoyt lives in town and, according to police, has a son who attends Nonnewaug.

When investigators searched his home, they said they smelled burning marijuana. They said they also found two pounds of the drug, pipes, scales and more than $7,000 in cash.

Forty four firearms and two small explosives were discovered as well.

Hoyt faces charges for both drugs and illegal possession of explosives.

Three 17-year-olds are also facing charges. Their names were not released because of their ages.

Hoyt is due in Waterbury Superior Court.

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