Woman Allegedly Poisoned At Recovery House

Sarah Prange

The Port Huron Police Department is investigating a poisoning at a recovery house in the 1200 block of Lapeer Avenue on Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m.  Port Huron Police Officers were sent to the home where the 38-year-old female Port Huron victim resides along with two suspects.  The victim is the house manager of the recovery home who heard rumors that she was poisoned by two clients that didn’t want her to work there anymore.  One of the suspects placed what was believed to be heroin in her dinner on Friday, January 11.  The victim thought her macaroni and cheese tasted funny and eventually discarded it.  Port Huron Police road patrol offices and detectives investigated and the victim was treated at McLaren Port Huron Hospital.  Evidence was obtained indicating the victim was poisoned.  Both suspects were arrested and lodged in the St. Clair County Intervention Center.  On Tuesday, January 15, Shanna Marie Kota, a 40-year-old resident of Port Huron and Sarah Elaine Prange, a 22-year-old resident of Port Huron, were both arraigned on one count of Poisoning, a 15 year felony.  Bond was set at $100,000 each.  A probable cause hearing is scheduled for January 29, 2019 in front of the Honorable Judge Cynthia Platzer.