HUDSON, N.C. - Hudson police have arrested and charged a woman after surveillance video allegedly showed her lacing a coworker's drink with meth.
Charissa Walker, 41, has been charged with possession of meth and felony contaminating food and drink.
According to officials, a man was given an unknown quantity of meth while at work.
Officials said the man ended up in the hospital, where he tested positive for the drug and told police he had been poisoned.
Police said they used surveillance video from inside the company’s break room to identify the suspect.
Walker worked for BeoCare, a medical equipment factory in Hudson, but told Channel 9 she has been fired after the allegations.
Eyewitness News reporter Dave Faherty reached out to BeoCare, but was told "no comment."
Channel 9 learned the incident stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Walker and the victim.
"There was an ongoing situation and I was just blown away. I didn't know what to think," Walker said.
Walker told Channel 9 that she did nothing wrong and has never been arrested in the past.
Channel 9 asked Walker if she put anything in anyone's drink and she denied putting a narcotic into the coworker's coffee when he was not looking.
"No, and they searched my vehicle and I believe it was a complete setup. Because they searched my vehicle, which was unlocked and they found something in my vehicle," Walker said.
Police said they asked to search her car and charged her with both felony possession of methamphetamine and contaminating food or drink with a controlled substance after finding the meth.
"With an unknown amount of a controlled substance like methamphetamine, you never know what dangers it may pose. You never know what underlying health conditions that may have a negative effect on so it's definitely a very dangerous situation," Hudson Police Chief Richard Blevins said.
Walker has been released from a Catawba County jail and said she plans on hiring an attorney to fight the charges.
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