Michigan State Police: Teen Hospitalized With High Amounts Of THC

A 13-year-old Benzie County boy with concentrated THC in his system was treated and released from the hospital.

He smoked dabs.

The Traverse Narcotics Team describes dabs as highly potent THC paste extracted from marijuana.

Troopers from the Cadillac post say they were able to find the supplier.

After searching a home, troopers found dabs and other related items.

A 13-year-old being hospitalized for using dabs may be shocking, but Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan say they help kids of all ages with substance abuse.

 The best thing parents can do is seek help one way is to call their Third Level Crisis Hotline at 800-442-7315 or text at 231-480-0292.

Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan’s Marketing Specialist Amanda Elliott says, “It’s not necessarily asking why did you do that, but what happened to you that made you want to use drugs, trying to find what that underlying cause is instead of just putting a Band-Aid on it and hoping that they don’t do it again, finding a long-term solution for it.”

The supplier was not arrested, but state police say charges are being sought through the Benzie County prosecutor.