Woman Accused Of Lacing Co-Worker's Drink With Meth

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Woman Accused Of Lacing Co-Worker's Drink With Meth

By Kelly Burch 11/09/18

The woman says she is being framed and plans to fight the charges being levied against her.

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co-workers having a drink and one of which may be laced with meth

A North Carolina woman took a workplace dispute to the next level when she reportedly laced a coworker’s drink with methamphetamine as part of an ongoing disagreement, causing him to need medical attention.

Charissa Walker, 41, has been charged with possession of meth and felony contaminating food and drink. She was allegedly caught on video surveillance putting drugs into a coworkers drink in the break room of BeoCare, a medical equipment factory in Hudson, North Carolina, according to WSOC TV.

Police say that the man whose drink she tampered with ingested an unknown quantity of meth. He went to the hospital, where he tested positive for the drug and told police that he had been poisoned. 

Walker told a reporter that she knew the man whose drink was tampered with, but she wasn’t the one to put drugs in his drink. "There was an ongoing situation and I was just blown away. I didn't know what to think," Walker said.

Police asked to search her vehicle and reportedly found drugs there, but Walker said she is being framed. “They asked if they could search my vehicle and I said sure,” she said. “They searched my vehicle and I think it was all like a complete setup.”

Although the co-worker was okay, the police say that the situation could have been a lot worse. 

"With an unknown amount of a controlled substance like methamphetamine, you never know what dangers it may pose,” Hudson Police Chief Richard Blevins said. “You never know what underlying health conditions that may have a negative effect on so it's definitely a very dangerous situation.”

Walker was released from jail on $15,000 bond and said that she plans to fight the charges and hire a lawyer to help her do so. 

The U.S. is reportedly experiencing a rise in meth-related overdoses. While the drug was once made in small batches locally, it is now being pushed by Mexican cartels who are manufacturing it for cheaper than ever. 

Last month, the DEA warned parents to be aware of meth in their children’s Halloween candy, since edible forms of the drug have been spotted. 

“These treats can look like traditional candies, but can have harmful effects if consumed by a child,” the DEA said in a news release. “The DEA and law enforcement agencies throughout the country have seen an increase of seizures of drug-laced edibles, including but not limited to chocolates, suckers and gummies.”

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