Yolanda Arguello, 59, a cook at the South Valley New Mexico Women's Recovery Academy in Albuquerque, faces battery charges this week after witnesses revealed that she had been licking sandwiches she was making for parole and probation officers at the facility.

A criminal complaint was filed against Arguello at the recovery academy, where state corrections employees are trained.

. . . witnesses told investigators that the 59-year-old would take a piece of cheese, lick it and put it on sandwiches at the academy. Another witness told authorities Arguello was seen sucking on an ice cube and putting it back into a cup before handing it to a staff member.

According to the NY Daily News, Arguello also "dumped ice on the floor, scooped it into pitchers and poured tea into them before giving the drinks to diners."

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