An Elizabethtown woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after police say she poured antipsychotic medicine into a 2-liter Pepsi bottle for her careworker to drink.
Melissa Emerick, 27, now is charged with attempted murder.
According to an arrest citation, Emerick put seroquel, an antipsychotic medicine used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, in an attempt to "incapacitate the careworker.''
Emerick lives in a Community Alternatives of Kentucky residence on Colege Street Road.
Seroquel works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain.
According to a news release by Elizabethtown police, staff at the residence advised authorities that Emerick had broken into the medication cabinet for the home and taken her own medication from the cabinet. Emerick admitted to staff that she had placed some of the medication in a bottle of Pepsi that she knew belonged to a home supervisor.
Emerick also told staff that she intended to wait until the supervisor passed out from drinking the dissolved medication, and that she was then going to stab the supervisor to death, steal her car, cell phone, and computer and try to meet up with an unidentified male subject, according to the release.
Emerick also made the statement to staff, according to the release, that she intended to set the house on fire before leaving.
Police located Emerick’s medication hidden under her pillow and a pair of scissors that Emrick admitted that she planned to use to stab the supervisor.
Emerick is charged with attempted murder and is lodged in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. She is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. July 12 in Hardin District Court.
The investigation is ongoing.