Longwood, FL – A bride and her caterer were both arrested on Monday and charged with felonies for lacing food at a wedding reception with marijuana in February.
Seminole County sheriff’s deputies responded to The Springs Clubhouse in Longwood at about 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 after a wedding guest called 911 and said he thought his food had been drugged, WESH reported.
Multiple guests reported having felt spacy or unwell after eating dinner at the wedding reception.
Several guests told first responders that they suspected their food had been laced with something, WESH reported.
The bride – 42-year-old Danya “Shea” Glenny – and another person told deputies at the reception that nothing had been added to the food.
Guests suspected that Glenny was lying, WESH reported.
Miranda Cady said one of the men seated at her table figured out what was going on.
“He’s like, ‘Are we stoned right now?’ And everyone was just kind of looking around each other laughing and we absolutely were,” Cady told WESH.
“We were high as a kite, out of our minds,” she added.
Despite the denials by the bride, sheriff’s deputies took food items from the wedding and had them tested for drugs, WESH reported.
Two months after the incident, toxicology tests determined that the food at the wedding reception was tainted with marijuana, according to law enforcement officials.
Deputies arrested Glenny and her caterer, 31-year-old Joycelyn Bryant, on April 18, WESH reported.
Bryant is the owner of Joycelyn’s Southern Kitchen in Orlando.
Glenny and Bryant were booked on felony charges of reckless tampering, culpable negligence, and possessing marijuana, according to the sheriff’s department.
Wedding guests said they had no idea why the bride would want to drug them for her big day, WESH reported.
“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,” Cady said.
She said some of her friends were unhappy she was talking publicly about what had been done to them at the wedding, WESH reported.
“I know so many of my friends wouldn’t want me speaking [to the media] 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,” Cady said.
She said she felt so wasted after the reception that she didn’t want to drive home, WTVJ reported.
“I thought I was having a heart attack,” the wedding guest said. “My heart was racing and before I went to bed that night, I actually slept in my car right on-site,” said Miranda Cady, one of the guests who fell ill.