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Smith Released On Bond As He Awaits Trial In Drink Spiking Case

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WAUSAU, WI (WSAU) -- The Wisconsin Rapids man accused of trying to spike his pregnant girlfriend's water bottle with a drug that would have induced early labor is now free on bond.

effrey Smith was let out on a $500,000 signature bond late last week and now lists a home in Deerwood, Minnesota as his residence, according to court records. Deerwood is located in Central Minnesota in Crow Wing County.

According to the conditions of the bond, Smith must stay with his parents and may not have contact with the victim. He also must not leave the state of Minnesota unless he is coming to Wisconsin for court dates or to speak with his attorney. He also may not apply for a passport while the case is going through the court system.

Smith is charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide of an unborn child and delivering a prescription drug for crushing up a prescription that could have terminated the unborn child in the victim's water. She noticed the residue and immediately turned the bottle over to authorities.

Smith was arrested after blister packs of the drug were found in his apartment, including some packs with missing pills. The incident occurred in January of 2018.

Further court action in the case is scheduled for early January 2020.