MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A man received a suspended two-month jail sentence Friday for feeding hash cookies to two unsuspecting Mormon missionaries.
Alexander McLean, 46, baked about 30 cookies and served some to the two Americans when they visited his house in the southern city of Melbourne on May 19. The names of the 19-year-old victims, who were hospitalized after eating the cookies, were not released.McLean had pleaded not guilty in Dandenong Magistrates' Court to charges including recklessly causing serious injury and introducing a drug into the body of another.
Magistrate Margaret Harding dismissed the most serious charge of recklessly causing serious injury but convicted McLean of feeding the missionaries drugs.
A second man pleaded guilty to charges of cultivating, using and possessing cannabis and was fined $290. McLean plans to appeal.
McLean said the Mormons were "nice young guys. If they knock on our door again they are quite welcome to come in and have a cup of coffee and a biscuit."