BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Kentucky man accused of placing shards of glass in a shipment of Styrofoam cups to be sent to fast-food restaurants has pleaded not guilty.
The Bowling Green Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2cNNUYg) 41-year-old Waylon J. Horton of Munfordville pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of consumer product tampering.
Horton was initially charged in July. Michigan-based Dart Container Corp. contacted authorities about possible product tampering involving Horton while he was employed by the company.
Dart Container President Jim Lammers said in a statement then that a customer received a shipment of cups contaminated with glass. Lammers called the incident a "deliberate attack" on Dart and not the result of a failure in safety protocols. Dart Container subsequently terminated Horton's employment and removed all contaminated cups from circulation.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com