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Published On: Fri, Jun 29th, 2012

CVS resold used enemas to customers after man returns them

A Jacksonville man has been arrested for allegedly tampering with laxatives by purchasing bottles of enema saline laxatives, use them then return them, making the packages look like they were unused.

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WOKV reports that Jacksonville police say a man had been frequenting a CVS store on San Jose Boulevard for the last few months.

CVS employee, Dustin McDonald, said that when returning enemas on June 5, “the suspect told him that it was for the suspect’s mother and she no longer needed them,” according to a sheriff’s report.

After accepting the enemas for return, the 22-year-old McDonald decided to “check the box of enemas to be sure that they were not tampered with.” When he opened the box, McDonald “observed that all the enemas were used.” Additionally, the pharmacy worker determined that “the unknown white male… re-glued the bottom of the box so that it appeared that it had not been opened.”

McDonald then checked three other six-pack enema boxes on the store’s shelves and found that “all the enemas in each of the 3 boxes were previously used.” As with the first box he examined, McDonald discovered that the three other boxes had been opened from the bottom and re-glued shut.

Remarkably, however, despite discovering on June 5 that four boxes of enemas had been returned used, CVS personnel did not immediately contact law enforcement about the tampering.

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.

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