Man accused of putting glass shards in cups pleads guilty

Glass pieces found at restaurants in OH, KY, IN
Man accused of putting glass shards in cups pleads guilty
Posted at 2:08 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 14:40:00-04

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A Kentucky man accused of placing glass shards into shipments of Styrofoam cups to be sent to fast-food restaurants has pleaded guilty in federal court to tampering with consumer products.

Glass pieces were found in cups at three different restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, according to  U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.

Waylon J. Horton, 44, of Munfordville, Kentucky entered the plea last week in Bowling Green, according to a statement released Monday from Coleman's office.

Horton was charged in 2016 after Michigan-based Dart Container Corp. contacted authorities about possible product tampering involving Horton while he was employed by the company at a plant in Horse Cave.

The prosecutor's office said Horton put glass in cups on two separate occasions in 2016 that were then shipped to fast food restaurants.

Sentencing was set for Oct. 11.