Five-year sentence for food tampering

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 30 (UPI) -- An employee of a Florida fast-food restaurant who admitted to putting painkillers in customers' food has been sentenced to prison, officials say.

Woody Duclos was arrested in February after a woman became ill after eating a sandwich at a Jacksonville Burger King restaurant, WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, reported Tuesday.


Duclos, charged with poisoning food with intent to kill or injure a person, was sentenced to five years in prison.

The 21-year-old woman spit out a blue pill after she took a bite of the sandwich but suffered a seizure and was taken to a hospital to be treated, authorities said.

Police said the pill was the painkiller hydrocodone.

Duclos and another Burger King employee accused of selling him the pills were fired by the restaurant, WJXT-TV said.

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