Pharmacist Allegedly Tried to Poison Coworker He Admired

A pharmacy assistant sought help from the police after she noticed she felt sick at work and the beverages she drank there tended to have a strange, bitter taste.

A pharmacy assistant sought help from the police after she noticed she felt sick at work and the beverages she drank there tended to have a strange, bitter taste.

One of her coworkers, a 33-year-old male pharmacist, was arrested and charged for allegedly using poison to injure or cause distress or pain, as well as tampering with evidence, ABC reported.

The 26-year-old pharmacy assistant told police on May 11, 2016, that she suspected she was being drugged. Surveillance footage inside the Australian pharmacy provided evidence that the male pharmacist had been pouring Phenergan into the woman’s drinks.

An overdose of Phenergan can lead to severe drowsiness or weakness, fainting, shallow breathing, and convulsions.

The man and woman met at church 3 years ago, and he offered her a job at the pharmacy, police told ABC. The drugging may have been going on for “a number of months,” ABC reported.

Police were under the impression that the 2 never dated, but that the male pharmacist was “infatuated” with the female pharmacy assistant.

The pharmacist was arrested on May 12, 2016, and granted bail. He will head to court later this month, according to ABC.