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Nash Co. woman charged with attempting to poison family

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A Nash County woman was charged with attempting to poison her family with cheese tainted with household chemicals.

The Nash County Sheriff's Office says Tiara Drake, 24, is charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder. Investigators say Drake attempted to poison five family members with cheese that had been contaminated with Ajax, window cleaner and detergent.

Investigators say the incident occurred on May 18, a day after Drake asked Evelyn Johnson for some of her cheese. Evelyn Johnson refused to give Drake any cheese and directed her to the refrigerator for another kind of cheese.

Overnight, investigators say Drake used Ajax, window cleaner and detergent to poison the cheese, which the family then used the next morning to make breakfast.

Four people ate the cheese before Evelyn Johnson noticed that it had been poisoned.

EMS and poison control advised those who ate the tainted cheese to drink milk, which would counteract the poison.

Drake is charged with attempting to poison Evelyn Johnson, Craig Johnson, Darion Johnson and two juveniles. She is being held under a $50,000 bond.

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