A Troy city councilor has been accused of spiking a woman's drink in October.
T.J. Kennedy, the outgoing councilor representing District 6, is accused in a criminal complaint, filed with the Troy Police Department, of putting a substance containing THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — in a smoothie he allegedly gave to the mother of his child in late October. The complaint, which includes statements from the woman and a neighbor who says he also drank the smoothie, claims Kennedy did not tell the alleged victim there was THC in the drink.
Kennedy faces charges of second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The latter charge stems from the alleged victim driving home after tasting the smoothie, with a child in her car.
In a statement, Troy Mayor Patrick Madden said, "The charges against Councilmember Kennedy are troubling and warrant a thorough investigation of the facts. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, it would be inappropriate to speculate or comment further at this time."
Kennedy did not seek re-election in District 6; he will be replaced by Eileen O'Keefe McDermott, who won election to the seat in November.