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Woman’s bean dip treat for coworkers had a secret ingredient — meth, Oregon cops say

Employees at an Oregon market discovered the bean dip prepared for them by a coworker contained a little something extra — methamphetamine, KPTV reported.

Cassandra Ani Medina-Hernandez, 38, of Albany faces charges including delivery of methamphetamine and causing another person to ingest a controlled substance, The Albany Democrat-Herald reported.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies say one of her coworkers at Jefferson Thriftway reported feeling ill Sept. 9 after eating bean dip Medina-Hernandez prepared at the store’s deli, The Salem Statesman Journal reported.

The woman went to a hospital, where doctors told her she may have consumed meth, KPTV reported. A second coworker also reported eating the dip.

The sheriff’s office says there’s no indication that any customers were served contaminated dip, The Albany Democrat-Herald reported.

Deputies arrested Medina-Hernandez on Wednesday at a probation office, The Salem Statesman Journal reported. She has previous convictions for delivering and possessing methamphetamine, assault and robbery.

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Don Sweeney has been a newspaper reporter and editor in California for more than 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter based at The Sacramento Bee since 2016.
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