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Cops: Woman Put Bug Spray In Beau's Drinks

Man hospitalized after alleged Raid poisoning

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Raid Poisoning

AUGUST 18--After an evening out drinking, a Florida Woman allegedly served up a nightcap spiked with Raid bug killer to her boyfriend, the father of one of her children, police allege.

According to an arrest affidavit, Veronica Cline, 29, contacted the victim early this morning to say she “was coming home from drinking at the bar” and wanted him to “serve her an alcoholic beverage so they could drink together.”

Cline and the 24-year-old victim are parents to a one-year-old girl. Cline has at least one older child with a different man.

After Cline arrived at the residence in De Leon Springs, the victim told cops, he consumed about two drinks "when he began feeling sick.” After falling ill, the man recalled that Cline admitted adding “Raid Roach Spray to his last two beverages.”

The victim told police that he threw up for 30 minutes before he was able to dial 911 for assistance. The man “became extremely ill and could not speak without vomiting” when questioned by deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. He was transported by EMS to a local hospital for treatment of “the Raid poisoning.”

The victim gave police an audio recording of Cline reportedly admitting to spiking his drinks with Raid. Investigators also located a 17.5 ounce can of Raid Ant & Roach spray, which promises to “kill on contact with no lingering odor” and boasts of an “outdoor fresh scent.”

The police probe “determined Veronica did in fact intentionally introduce a chemical compound” into the victim’s drinks “with the intent to kill and or injure him.” Charged with poisoning, Cline is being held in the county jail on the felony count.

Seen above, Cline has several prior criminal convictions, two of which involved the “improper exhibition of a weapon.” In both instances, the weapon was a knife. (2 pages)