A Florida man has been federally indicted for buying enema kits from a pharmacy, using them, repackaging them and returning them to the unwitting store, which then sold the kits to other customers.
The New York Daily Newsreports that 34-year-old Ronald Eugene Robinson of Jacksonville was indicted in US District Court, Jacksonville.
Prosecutors allege that Robinson purchased several ready-to-use enema kits from a CVS pharmacy between April and June of this year. He allegedly used the enemas before repackaging them and resealing the boxes. He then returned them to a CVS store, which resold them to unsuspecting customers.
A CVS employee named Dustin McDonald felt something was amiss after Robinson allegedly informed him that he was returning the kits, which he claimed were for his mother, because she no longer needed them. McDonald then examined the boxes and, noticing that they'd been tampered with, he notified the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office (JSO).
JSO deputies reported that "all of the enemas in each of the three boxes were previously used" and that "fecal matter was located on some of the returned enema bottles."
Robinson is accused of acting with "reckless disregard" and placing others "in danger of death or bodily injury." He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.
The 21 CVS customers who purchased the tainted enema kits have been notified.