UPDATE: Kentucky man accused of putting glass shards in cups

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man has been charged by a federal grand jury with placing shards of glass in cups that were to be sent to fast-food restaurants.

The U.S. attorney’s office announced the indictment against 41-year-old Waylon J. Horton of Munfordville on Thursday and said it was returned Sept. 14 but sealed until this week. He faces one count of consumer product tampering.

Horton was initially charged in July. 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 at the time 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.

Horton is scheduled for arraignment on Wednesday. It’s not clear whether he has a lawyer.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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8/2/16 10:31 a.m.

A former Kentucky employee of a container company is accused of putting over 100 shards of glass into the sleeves of drinking cups that were to be distributed to multiple states.

The Bowling Green Daily News (http://bit.ly/2aoNyFr ) reports court records show 41-year-old Waylon J. Horton of Munfordville was arrested last Wednesday on 139 counts each of first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of a destructive device or booby trap.

Dart Container Corp. contacted authorities about possible product tampering involving Horton when he worked for the company.

Dart Container President Jim Lammers said in a statement that a customer received a shipment of Styrofoam cups contaminated with glass. Lammers called the incident a “deliberate attack” on Dart and not the result of a failure in safety protocols.

It’s unclear if Horton has an attorney.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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