Deputies: Deli worker gave co-workers bean dip laced with meth

Deputies say two employees ate the bean dip that was contaminated with methamphetamine.

Posted: Sep 26, 2019 12:16 PM

ALBANY, Ore. -- Deputies say an Albany woman accused of giving a co-worker bean dip laced with methamphetamine is facing several charges.

An employee at Jefferson Thriftway on Old Pacific Highway told deputies she was at work Sept. 9, and started feeling sick after eating bean dip she received from an employee who was working in the grocery store deli.

The woman was treated at the local hospital and learned that the dip may have been contaminated. Deputies say at least one other employee ate the bean dip from the same dish. 

Deputies do not believe any customers were served contaminated food.

Management from Jefferson Thriftway have been cooperative with investigators.

Deputies arrested 38-year-old Cassandra Medina-Hernandez on Sept. 25. She's facing charges of the unlawful delivery of methamphetamine, recklessly endangering another person, and causing another person to ingest a controlled substance.

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