Nacogdoches police investigating syringe stuck into food item at Dollar General

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Nacogdoches police are investigating a syringe stuck into a food item at a Dollar General.

According to police, employees of the Dollar General on Stallings Drive reported a syringe with an unknown substance found stuck into a food product on the previous day.

Employees told police that after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday several unidentified subjects came into the store and began acting suspiciously.  An employee reported that after the subjects left the store products were discovered damaged, and she found a syringe with an unknown substance that had been stuck into a pack of “Cup of Noodles”.

Employees said the items believed to have been tampered with were immediately removed from the shelves.

On Monday afternoon more items were located that also appeared to have been tampered with. Those items were also immediately removed from the shelves.

Police are asking that anyone that purchased food items during this time from this location be cautious and thoroughly inspect before consuming them. 

The Nacogdoches Police Department is actively investigating the incident and asks that anyone with information about this crime to call 936-559-2607.

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