An investigation is underway at an Escondido, California, treatment center
after several patients, including one pregnant woman, were given methamphetamine-laced
coffee, according to
According to its
Facebook page, North County Serenity House provides “effective alcohol and other
drug dependency treatment and support for women in San Diego County who
want to overcome their addictions.”
But Jill Sherman Warne claims that her pregnant daughter-in-law, who is
currently a patient at Serenity House, was slipped a highly-addictive
substance during her recovery process.
Sherman Warne told
KGTV that her daughter-in-law and several other patients reported feeling ill
after drinking coffee and milk served at the facility.
It was later determined that the beverages were laced with meth, but the
source of the contamination has not yet been determined.
“This act appears to be of malicious intent toward people in their
most vulnerable state,” said a Serenity House official. “We
view this criminal action as an affront against the community.”
Although Serenity House officials claim they’ve taken precautions
to “insure the integrity of our food supply,” their measures
haven’t proven reassuring to patients affected by the incident,
including Sherman Warne’s daughter-in-law.
“She was in hysterics; she wants to leave the program,” Sherman
Warne said. “She feels like it’s not safe there for her, her
unborn child or her son.”
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The article is written by: Alex Lasker, as seen on