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.

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