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Woman charged after allegedly injecting medication into victim’s food, causing illness

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) – A Passaic County woman was charged after allegedly injecting medication into a victim’s food, causing illness, police said.

On March 29, at around 9:29 a.m., police took a report from the victim in reference to suspicious activity that occurred at the victim’s residence. It was reported that the victim had been feeling ill and didn’t know the cause of the symptoms, police said.

Through a police investigation it was determined that Sujata Prasad, 46, of Wayne used a syringe to inject Gabapentin, which is an anticonvulsant and analgesic medication, into the victim’s food, police said.

Prasad was charged on October 28 with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. She has a pending court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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