• Food laced with marijuana was served at a wedding reception in February
  • Several guests were hospitalized and tested positive for THC
  • The bride and her caterer were arrested and faced charges over the incident

Food laced with marijuana was served at a Florida woman's wedding reception, resulting in several of the 50 guests falling ill, documents showed.

Newlywed Danya Svoboda, 42, and caterer Joycelyn Bryant, 31, faced negligence, tampering and drug charges due to the incident, The Smoking Gun reported, citing an arrest warrant.

The two allegedly spiked the food served at Svoboda's wedding reception at the clubhouse of a private gated community in Longwood on Feb. 19.

"Numerous" guests of the event were treated "for symptoms consistent with that of someone who had used illegal drugs" after consuming pasta, salad and an olive oil herb dip, police said.

The affected guests were treated at a local hospital, where tests revealed there was tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, in their systems, according to the affidavit.

Miranda Cady, 38, one of Svoboda's friends, claimed the bride "giggled and shook her head yes" when she asked her if there was marijuana in the food.

She confronted Svoboda again, and the latter allegedly admitted that marijuana had been added to the olive oil. Svoboda acted like guests "should be excited," Cady said.

Andrew Svoboda, the 42-year-old groom, reportedly stared at a sheriff's deputy "with a blank expression" before "stuttering through a 'no'" when asked if he was aware that cannabis-laced food had been served to his friends and family.

A catering staffer said that she thought it "was common knowledge that cannabis was in the food," Nancy Postma, Andrew's grandmother, told investigators.

The 69-year-old had "no control over her mind and body," and she became "paranoid" in the emergency room of a hospital, where she tested positive for THC.

Meanwhile, Cady claimed she became "stoned" and terrified" that her heart would stop beating, prompting her to send a text to herself "so that someone would know what happened to her."

Another guest allegedly told the best man that he “felt like he had been drugged,” but the best man “was incoherent and could not answer a question.”

Danya and Bryant were free on bond following their Monday arrests. Their arraignment was scheduled for June 7.

Bryant operates Joycelyn's Southern Kitchen, which creates "high-quality, transformative dining experiences designed to elevate the bodies and atmosphere of all who partake," as indicated on the company's website.

Representation. Several of the 50 guests who attended Danya Svoboda's wedding reception last Feb. 19 were found to have had tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in their systems. Pexels/Pixabay