Mainer Pleads Guilty to Putting Razor Blades in Hannaford Dough
According to WABI TV 5, a man who was arrested back in October of 2020 has pleaded guilty on federal charges of tampering with a consumer product.
Nicholas Mitchell, 38 of Saco, was charged with inserting razor blades and metal bits into cheese and pizza dough produced by Maine's Portland Pie Company and sold at Hannaford Supermarkets around New England.
As part of a plea agreement, Mitchell has agreed to plead guilty to one count of tampering with a consumer product and faces a penalty of up to four years and nine months in prison.
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Our original story follows below:
According to WGME, authorities have arrested the person they suspect is responsible for putting razor blades inside fresh pizza dough sold at Hannaford Supermarkets.
In multiple related stories over the last several days, we have told the public to be cautious and return their Portland Pie products purchased at Hannaford for a full refund due to a safety recall. The recall involved an unknown person putting 'metal objects' inside Portland Pie cheese and pizza dough. Though no injuries had been reported, the recall was issued out of an abundance of caution.
Saco Police identified the suspect at 38-year-old Nicholas R. Mitchell who was taken into custody in Dover, New Hampshire. Authorities say the suspect is responsible for putting razor blades into the pizza dough back on October, 6th. According to WGME, Mitchell is a former employee of 'It'll Be Pizza Company' which produces products for the Portland Pie Company.
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