Florida bride and caterer charged with lacing wedding food with cannabis
Two Florida women face felony charges after being accused of lacing food with marijuana at a wedding.
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a wedding around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 at The Springs Clubhouse in Longwood, Florida, about 20 minutes outside Orlando.
There, Danya “Shea” Glenny, 42, was getting married with about 30 to 40 guests in attendance.
Miranda Cady recorded cellphone video of her friend, Glenny, getting married.
“I always respected her energy, her vibrance, her enthusiasm, and was really excited to celebrate with her,” said Cady.
Cady is a local realtor who knew Glenny as a fellow accomplished businesswoman and never dreamed her attendance at her friend’s wedding would turn into a nightmare.
“I thought I was having a heart attack. My heart was racing and before I went to bed that night, I actually slept in my car right on-site,” said Cady.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s office, Cady and multiple guests at the wedding fell ill.
One man who called 911 said he “felt like he had drugs inside him” and several guests told first responders the food they had eaten was laced with marijuana.
Cady says a friend at her table suspected it: “He’s like, ‘Are we stoned right now?’ And everyone was just kind of looking around at each other laughing and we absolutely were. We were high as a kite, out of our minds.”
According to the incident report, deputies who responded asked the bride and another unidentified person if they put cannabis in the food and the bride responded, “No.”
But now, two months later, after detectives tested food items from the wedding, Glenny and her caterer, 31-year-old Joycelyn Bryant, have both been arrested and face felony charges of reckless tampering, culpable negligence and possessing marijuana.
“I don’t know why, I think that is the biggest question on all of our minds in speaking with some of the family members. We want an explanation,” said Cady.
Cady says some wedding guests have been unwilling to speak out.
“I know so many of my friends wouldn’t want me speaking but I think it’s so important that people stand up for what’s right and you have to respect other people’s free will and boundaries and to have a choice in something like that,” said Cady.
An attorney representing the bride told sister station WESH that he and his client are not commenting on the case.
WESH also reached out to the caterer, Joycelyn Bryant of Joycelyn’s Southern Kitchen in Orlando, and did not receive a response.