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You may not love your co-workers, but do yourself a favor and don't commit a crime that gets them hospitalized. A waitress in Dawsonville, Georgia, Sonseriea Dawn Evans, was arrested after a two-month investigation of her Waffle House co-worker's sudden illness led directly to her, according to the Associated Press.
The waitress has been charged with spiking the drink of a 37-year-old waiter with methamphetamine during their late night shift at Waffle House. He reportedly overdosed, was in a coma, and was critically ill. He has been in medical care ever since December 23 when he collapsed at work in his Atlanta-area restaurant.
Captain Tony Wooten, the Dawson County Sheriff's Office spokesman, said that investigators collected evidence for two months before arresting Evans, the waitress charged with spiking the drink. She was charged with illegal drug possession and aggravated battery.
Investigators followed Evans' trail after the victim's family received a tip that someone at work might have spiked the drink. Waffle House released surveillance videos to the investigators who said they have footage of Evans picking up her co-worker's cup while he went for a break, taking the cup to the bathroom, and returning with it. She reportedly put the cup back before he came back from break, and he was then seen drinking from the cup.
Captain Wooten said "within an hour, he's getting medical attention." Authorities have not released the victim's name, only the extent of harm he suffered from the spiked drink. "At one point, he was in a comatose state on a ventilator," Wooten said. "He's still in a medical facility. He's been in some kind of medical treatment since the time this happened."
Waffle House spokesman Pat Werner said that the company is assisting authorities with the investigation and that Evans was already terminated. "Ms. Evans was terminated as soon as we reviewed the video," Warner told the AP in an email.
Evans reportedly pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine last April and was sentenced to probation and fines. If prosecutors prove she committed this crime -- spiking her co-worker's drink with meth -- she will no doubt be looking at extensive prison time.
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