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Waitress accused of spiking co-worker's drink with meth

Waitress accused of spiking co-worker's drink with meth

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A waitress has been arrested on charges that she spiked a co-worker's drink with methamphetamine during their late-night shift at a Waffle House in northern Georgia.

Dawson County sheriff's investigators spent nearly two months collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses before they arrested 43-year-old Sonserea Dawn Evans last week, said Capt. Tony Wooten, the sheriff's spokesman. She remained jailed Thursday on charges of illegal drug possession and aggravated battery.

Wooten declined to name Evans' 37-year-old co-worker, but said the man is still battling to recover from a drug overdose that left him critically ill for weeks after he collapsed Dec. 23 at the restaurant about 50 miles north of Atlanta.

Waffle House's corporate office shared restaurant surveillance video with investigators, which Wooten said showed Evans picking up the co-worker's cup when he stepped outside for a break, then taking the cup toward the bathroom. She returned and set the drink down before her co-worker came back inside.

The video showed the man drink from the cup, Wooten said, and "within an hour, he's getting medical attention."

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