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Former Wake County employee charged with contaminating co-worker's drink

Posted May 24

Adrien Crawford

— A former Wake County employee was arrested Tuesday and charged with contaminating a co-worker’s drink.

Adrien Crawford, 33, of Henderson, worked for Wake County Human Services as a case manager from March 2015 until Tuesday, when he resigned.

Crawford is charged with one felony count of adulterated or misbranded food. Authorities said he placed an unknown substance in a female co-worker's drink multiple times between May 9 and May 22.

The incident was reported by the county's security director after the woman got sick.

He was released on a $50,000 bond.

He is banned from all Wake County properties pending the outcome of the case.

Authorities said they are conducting tests to determine what substance was put in the drink.

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  • Janet Ghumri May 25, 9:10 a.m.
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    This is a disturbing article.