COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 16, 2022 – GBM Law partner and personal injury attorney J. Scott Bowman will be representing two families affected by the negligent actions of an Upper Arlington father who left THC gummies in reach of his 10-year-old daughter.
Scott Macre’s daughter thought her father’s THC gummies were leftover Easter candies and took them to Windermere Elementary School, where she shared them with four of her classmates.
The five children (including Macre’s daughter) experienced hallucinations after eating the THC gummies and were promptly taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital for treatment on April 22, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
In May, Macre pleaded guilty to inducing panic, obstructing official business, and possession of a controlled substance — all of which are misdemeanors. Prior charges of four counts of endangering children were dropped.
On June 14, Macre was sentenced to two years of nonreporting probation. As part of his probation, Macre is required to fulfill any insurance claims for medical bills. He was also ordered to pay court fees, a $300 fine, and up to $5,000 in restitution that would be split evenly among the four affected students’ families if they are not otherwise compensated.
GBM attorney J. Scott Bowman is working on obtaining a settlement from Macre and Macre’s homeowner’s insurance company. These settlements would be in addition to the court-ordered restitution which was split amongst all of the victims, and did not cover the medical bills and other damages sustained by the clients.