A former Waffle House waitress from Forsyth County has been arrested for spiking her co-worker’s drink with methamphetamine, an act that authorities said left a 37-year-old man comatose.
“At one point,” Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Tony Wooten said, “[the co-worker] required a feeding tube and ventilator.”
Authorities were called to the Waffle House on Hwy. 53 about midnight Dec. 23 after learning the man was having a medical emergency.
They soon learned a video existed that showed a woman take the man’s drink toward the bathroom when he went outside, Wooten said. The video, which is evidence, is being withheld by police.
“(The video footage) showed her taking the cup walking towards the bathroom area and then coming back with the cup while he was outside,” Wooten said.
The man, who was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, “is still under medical care,” Wooten said Wednesday.
Waffle House management gave the video to police.
The woman in the video “was immediately terminated,” Waffle House spokesman Pat Warner told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Sonserea Dawn Evans, 43, of Cumming, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and aggravated battery. It is not clear why she allegedly spiked her co-worker’s drink. She is not cooperating with investigators, Wooten said.
Evans is being held at the Dawson County Detention Center.
Warner said Waffle House was cooperating with the authorities in their investigation.
“We are very concerned over this matter and are working with the local authorities to assist in their investigation,” he said. “Our main focus is on our associate who was injured and his family as they go through this trying time.”