A Fairfax shopkeeper accused of accidentally giving marijuana-laced cookies to children will not face criminal charges, police said.

Lori Kulberg, owner of the Culture Shock clothing store on Bolinas Road, was placed under investigation after she handed cookies to an art teacher and several students who were having an outdoor class near her store on June 12.

The teacher and three children were sickened, and tests confirmed that at least one member of the group tested positive for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, police said. The children were 12 and 13 years old.

Kulberg said she did not intend to distribute drug-laced cookies.

Fairfax police sent the investigation to the Marin County District Attorney's Office for review, and prosecutors declined to file charges, said Fairfax police Sgt. Stuart Baker.

"The criminal investigation has been suspended pending any further leads or information," Baker said.

Contact Gary Klien via email at gklien@marinij.com

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