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Woman accused of drugging husband

VOLUSIA CO, FL (WFTV/CNN) – A woman accused of drugging her husband's coffee with Xanax is now facing attempted murder charges.

Shortly after Donald Goetz left his home in Deltona, FL, he realized something was not quite right.

"I felt like I wanted to throw up, rubbery legs, wanted to fall down, crawl up under a tree and go to sleep," Goetz said.

Goetz explained he felt dizzy for a couple of days when he got to work and he did not know why until he learned his wife, Melissa Goetz, spiked his coffee with the powerful drug Xanax.

Goetz says his wife called his cell phone and did not realize the call went to his recorded voicemail, and it continued to record as she told her friend how she put the drug in his coffee.

Although the couple says they are divorcing, they still live together.

Melissa Goetz faced a judge on charges of attempted murder and poisoning, but her husband does not believe the spiked coffee warrants attempted murder charges.

"No, I don't think she was trying to kill me, I think she was trying to cost me my job," Goetz said.

Investigators say the charges are serious because he could have been killed on the drive to work or using heavy machinery on the job at the glass company where he works in Orlando, FL.

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