Former Dart Container employee sentenced for product tampering

Waylon Horton
Waylon Horton(WBKO)
Published: Dec. 6, 2018 at 12:26 PM CST
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The man accused of placing pieces of broken glass in drinking cups at a Horse Cave manufacturer has been sentenced.

Waylon J. Horton was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment followed by 2 years of supervised release for tampering with consumer products at Dart Container in July 2016.

“Mr. Horton did real harm, placing both families and a major local employer at risk,” stated U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman, “and for that, federal prison time is just punishment.”

Horton pleaded guilty in July 2018 to placing pieces of broken glass into Styrofoam drinking cups that were then shipped to fast food restaurants. Glass was found in cups at three different restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Distribution of the cups was stopped and more broken glass was found in seven additional boxes.

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