JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida man faces federal tampering charges after he allegedly bought, used, repackaged and returned at least 12 home enema kits from a CVS drug store, which were then resold to unsuspecting customers.
Ronald Eugene Robinson, 34, was indicted in a Jacksonville federal courthouse on Thursday. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
According to a report in Jacksonville.com, a spokesman for CVS said that they alerted local authorities and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as soon as staff discovered the tampered enema packages.
“We fully cooperated with the authorities in their investigation of this matter and worked closely with the authorities to identify and contact any customer who purchased any of the potentially impacted enema products,” the spokesman said in an e-mail statement.
According to the federal indictment, Robinson purchased pre-packaged CVS enemas between April 10 and June 15. After using them, he returned them to the CVS store for refunds, claiming that they were unused.
State health officials tested the enema kits and found fecal matter.
CVS officials say that they contacted 21 customers who may have purchased the soiled products, Jacksonville.com reports.