A family have claimed their children suffered hallucinations and ended up in hospital after a Perth café fed them brownies laced with marijuana.

The owner of Bada Bing Cafe has been charged by the local council after two young children and their mother ate the brownie.

The family claim they went to Woodlands café on March 2.

Afterwards, their five-year-old daughter Emily described things as “jumping” and her vision became impaired, they claimed.

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After they went to hospital, Sharon began developing similar symptoms, while their three-year-old son Thomas was drowsy.

Tests showed Sharon and the two children all had traces of marijuana in their system, according to the ABC.

Michael, who did not eat the brownie or have any symptoms, said he returned to the cafe the next day and bought another brownie.

“(I) put it straight in the freezer and then a week or so later the police came and took that away,” he told ABC radio on Tuesday.

Analysis of one brownie confirmed the presence of THC and other cannabinoids, a spokeswoman for the City of Stirling council said.

Business owner Nathan Sharp, trading as Bada Bing Cafe, was charged by the council with two counts of selling food that was unsuitable on March 2 and 3.

He is due to face Perth Magistrates Court on July 19.

“We can assure our residents and the community that we have done a thorough investigation,” the council spokeswoman said.

“This appears to be an isolated incident and the city believes it has addressed any potential risk to the community.”

Proprietor Simona Sharp said the cafe had “co-operated with WA Police who had confirmed that their investigation has been completed and no charges would be laid” by police.

“It came as a total shock to us that a Perth family is alleging that they became ill after eating at our café,” Simona Sharp said in a statement.

“We of course have, and continue to fully investigate this allegation.

‘It came as a total shock to us that a Perth family is alleging that they became ill after eating at our café.’

“We have co-operated with the City of Stirling in their investigation.

“There will now be a court process, which has to take its course.

“We want to respect this process by not commenting any further at this time.”

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  • I wonder who made the cookies? Were they made at the cafe or where did the cafe buy them from? If the Police were notified by the boy straight away why did they take so long to collect it, or did the boy take his time in contacting them.


  • This story is weird, why freeze the brownie for a week before giving it to the police


  • Conflicting information there about whether charges were laid.


  • Something sounds strange here – think the brownies weren’t intended for sale in the store – but somebody should find out who made them and why they became to be sold.


  • How could no charges be laid by police


  • This is terrible definitely not something you expect to be dealing with after getting a brownie from a cafe.


  • No mention of whether the cafe made the brownie or they were brought in from somewhere else.


  • Uh-oh! I wonder who the brownie was really intended for??


  • Oh my goodness, this is a serious offence. Whoever sold this brownie to the restaurant had some wicked thoughts.


  • This is so bad, and I hope they get to the bottom of it soon


  • possibly the owners are not the cook/chef, possibly purchased somewhere else for use in the cafe or possibly thought it would be funny. Who ever is responsible needs to be severely punished


  • How did they not know they were selling this?,


  • What on earth? I wonder what happened? Surely they wouldn’t do it on purpose knowing someone would be affected and complain.


  • The shop should have been shut down!


  • That’s so strange indeed. How can that happen? It could have had very dreadful consequences!!


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