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Tiara Drake, N.C. woman, accused of trying to poison family with detergent-laced cheese

Tiara Drake
Nash County Sheriff's Office
(CBS/AP) BATTLEBORO, N.C. - Tiara Drake, a 24-year-old North Carolina woman, is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.

A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said Drake wanted some of a relative's cheese on Friday, but the woman refused to share.

The sheriff's office said Drake awakened before the rest of the family the next morning and used detergent, window cleaner and a household cleanser to poison the cheese. The rest of the family made breakfast with the cheese and began eating it before one of them determined it was tainted.

Drake is charged with five counts of attempted first-degree murder and jailed under $50,000 bond. She had a court appearance Monday but didn't have an attorney at the hearing.

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