Hart Co. man who placed broken glass into foam cups, sentenced to 60 months in prison

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The Hart county man who placed small pieces of broken glass into foam cups destined for distribution centers and restaurants, has been sentenced to 60 months in prison.

A judge sentenced Waylon J. Horton to prison time, followed by two years of supervised release for tampering with consumer products.

In 2016, Horton worked at a container manufacturing plant in Horse Cave. On two separate dates, he placed pieces of broken glass into styrofoam drinking cups that were then shipped to fast food restaurants. Glass pieces were subsequently found in cups at three different restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Horton pleaded guilty to tampering with consumer products on July 13, 2018.