Oregon deli worker accused of feeding meth-laced bean dip to co-workers

A deli worker at an Oregon grocery store is accused of spiking bean dip with methamphetamines and feeding it to at least two co-workers earlier this month, police said.

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Cassandra Ani Medina-Hernandez, 38, of Albany, was charged Thursday in the Marion County Circuit Court Annex with delivery of methamphetamine and causing another person to ingest a controlled substance, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported. Both are class B felonies.

Her bail was set at $500,000, the newspaper reported.

According to a probable cause affidavit, surveillance footage at the Thriftway in Jefferson showed Medina-Hernandez remove something from inside her bra while her back was to the camera, The Oregonian reported. The woman then went behind a microwave, leaned down and wiped her nose. Medina-Hernandez then walked to a table, retrieved a paper plate and placed the bean dip on it, the newspaper reported.

According to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred Sept. 9. Authorities said Medina-Hernandez fed her co-workers the dip and also ate some. An assistant store manager contacted the Sheriff's Office that night and said his daughter was hospitalized after being given food laced with meth while she was at work, The Oregonian reported.

According to the affidavit, Medina-Hernandez admitted putting meth in the bean dip, the newspaper reported. She was arrested Wednesday, the Democrat-Herald reported.