Teen Who Sold Pot To Pay For Prom Dress Faces Deportation


A California teenager faces deportation after selling pot brownies to raise money to buy a prom dress.

According to CBS News, River Valley High School student Saira Munoz of Yuba City, Calif. enlisted the help of a friend to sell marijuana-laced brownies during a bake sale last fall. Munoz, 18 at the time, wanted to go to prom, but didn't have the money for a dress. 

Unfortunately, her quick-cash scheme fell apart when a student got sick and had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance.

Her friend, Carlos Robles told CBS Sacramento that people make mistakes. "I was hurt, because she got arrested," he said. "And nobody wanted to see somebody we cared about go away. She was just a very positive person. I just dont like the turnout of this."

A judge sentenced Munoz to four years probation on Monday, April 7, and nine days in jail with credit for time served. 

But, that's not all.

Munoz could be deported back to Mexico. She came to the United States with temporary permission in 2000. After the Sutter County Probation Department called the feds about her conviction, she now faces the possibility of leaving behind her home and friends.

"No, there's people that deserve to be deported," Robles said, "She just wasn't one of them. There's people that do way worse."

See the full report at CBS Sacramento.

What do you think: Is this just a teenager who made a mistake? Or a criminal who deserve to be deported? 

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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