Man pleads not guilty to putting glass shards in cups

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – 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 ( 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,


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