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HYRUM, Cache County — Criminal charges were filed Monday against a man accused of putting methamphetamine in a woman's coffee.
Alax Joe Curzon, 41, of Hyrum, is charged in 1st District Court with surreptitious administering of a substance and drug possession in a jail, both third-degree felonies; drug possession, a class A misdemeanor; and assault, a class B misdemeanor.
Curzon is the ex-boyfriend of the victim but the two still live together, according to a police booking affidavit. On Nov. 23, Curzon made the woman a cup of coffee. She told police she immediately "started feeling energetic" after drinking it, but by 1 p.m. "crashed" and started having cold sweats.
"She described what she thought was a panic attack without feeling like she was panicking," the affidavit states.
The woman went to the doctor the next day and "the preemptive test had come back positive for methamphetamines and amphetamines," according to the affidavit.
About the same time, Curzon began sending the woman "suspicious" text messages, the affidavit says, such as stating that he had never seen meth that can go that long and telling her she should drink plenty of water and get sleep.
Police were called and tested the coffee mug that the woman had used, which had not been washed. Residue from the mug tested positive for drugs, the affidavit states, and Curzon was arrested. While being booked into the Cache County Jail, officers reported finding a meth pipe in his pocket.