A man is arrested for allegedly tampering with laxatives. Jacksonville police say a man had been frequenting a CVS store on San Jose Boulevard for the last few months.
They say he would buy bottles of enema saline laxatives, use them then return them, making the packages look like they were unused.
He has been arrested and, as of now, has not been named by police. The Federal Food and Drug Administration is investigating it as a product tampering case.
We received this statement from CVS/pharmacy following the arrest:
Because the health and safety of our customers is our top priority, we alerted the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that as many as twelve enema packages sold at our San Jose Blvd. store in Jacksonville between April 10 and June 12 were possibly used by a customer who then returned them with re-sealed packaging to make the products appear unopened. Based on our own investigation and examination of our transaction records, we do not believe any other CVS stores or any other products are affected.
We are fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigation of this matter and will work with them to assure that the individual responsible is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Also, out of an abundance of caution, we are proactively contacting all twenty-one customers we've identified who purchased any of the potentially impacted enema products at the store within this period of time and have succeeded in reaching more than half of them. We have also placed signage in the store to direct customers who may have purchased any of the affected products to contact us immediately.
Anyone who purchased an enema product at our San Jose Blvd. store in Jacksonville between April 10 and June 12 should contact us toll-free at 1-866-559-8861 for more information.