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Nash woman charged with trying to poison family

Posted May 20, 2013 4:32 p.m. EDT

— A Nash County woman upset over being told she couldn't have some cheese tried to poison several family members over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

Tiara Danielle Drake, 24, no address available, was charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder and was being held in the Nash County jail under a $50,000 bond.

Investigators said Drake asked a woman Friday for some of her cheese, but the woman refused and told Drake to get some other cheese from the refrigerator. Drake was so incensed, authorities said, that she laced the cheese in the refrigerator with Ajax, window cleaner and detergent.

The family used the cheese when it made breakfast on Saturday, and four members already had eaten some before someone noticed the cheese had been poisoned, authorities said.

One of the family members called Poison Control, which advised the victims to drink plenty of milk to counteract the poison.