PORT HURON, Mich. (WXYZ) — Port Huron police are investigating after two women allegedly poisoned the manager of the recovery home they stayed at with what they believed was heroin.
The incident happened on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. at a recovery house in the 1200 block of Lapeer Ave.
According to police, during a dinner on Friday, Jan. 11, the two women – 40-year-old Shanna Marie Kota and 22-year-old Sarah Elaine Prange – placed what they believed was heroin in the macaroni and cheese dinner their house manager was eating. The women allegedly poisoned the woman because they didn't want her to work at the recovery home anymore.
The 38-year-old victim, who also resides in the home, said that the macaroni and cheese had tasted funny, so she eventually discarded it.
The victim later heard rumors that she had been poisoned. When Port Huron Police Road Patrol Officers and detectives arrived to investigate the seen, the victim was taken to McLaren Port Huron Hospital and treated. Investigators obtained evidence that the victim was in fact poisoned and both suspects were arrested.
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Kota and Prange, both of Port Huron, were arraigned on one count of poisoning, which is a 15-year felony. Their bonds were set at $100,000 each.
A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 29.