She tweaked with the bean dip a bit too much.
A deli worker in Oregon fed methamphetamine-spiked dip to at least two coworkers — sending one to the hospital, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Ex-con Cassandra Medina-Hernandez, was arrested Wednesday after surveillance footage showed her giving the doctored dip to fellow Thriftway employees on Sept. 9, a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Oregonian shows.
Medina-Hernandez, 38, let her colleagues eat the dip after removing something from her bra and going behind a microwave inside the deli section of the supermarket. She also consumed some of the dip herself, the affidavit states.
An assistant manager at the store called authorities later that night to report that her daughter was in the hospital after eating the mixture. The manager’s daughter later told a deputy she asked Medina-Hernandez to try her recipe for lunch and even took some home to enjoy later, authorities said.
“[She] thought one of the bites she ate tasted odd, but she did not think anything of it,” according to the affidavit.
The woman, who said she had never before used meth, reported feeling queasy and uneven on her feet when she returned to work, authorities said.
A third employee who also ate the dip told deputies that Medina-Hernandez told her the dish was intended for herself and another employee, rather than the coworker who got sick, court papers show.
There’s no evidence that customers at the store were served the contaminated dip. No additional arrests are expected, according to the sheriff’s office.
Medina-Hernandez, who has been charged with suspicion of delivery of methamphetamine and causing another person to ingest a controlled substance, remained held on $50,000 bail Friday, jail records show.
She has been previously convicted of assault, robbery, identity theft and delivery of meth, as well as theft, possession of meth and possessing a restricted weapon as a felon. She was most recently sentenced to more than two years in prison in 2015 for robbery and assault, The Smoking Gun reports.