Police investigate product tampering in Harrisburg suburbs
FILE PHOTO: Alicia Ortiz shops through the cereal aisle as her daughter Aaliyah Garcia catches a short nap in the shopping cart at a Family Dollar store in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
(Carlisle) — Police are investigating medication and beauty products that apparently were tampered with before being returned and restocked on store shelves in Cumberland County.
Cumberland County District Attorney Skip Ebert said Tuesday the investigation began on August 2, when someone who had purchased toothpaste from a grocery store realized the packaging contained a different brand.
Ebert says forensic experts are working to identify substances seized when authorities searched a Mechanicsburg residence.
The prosecutor says the unnamed suspect purchased items from stores in Hampden and Silver Spring townships in the West Shore area.
Ebert says there are no reports of people being sickened.
He’s asking people to call Silver Spring Township Police if they believe they purchased tampered items.