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Suspect Arrested for Tampering with Food

Post Date:06/06/2018 5:24 PM

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Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE                

Contact:  Officer A. Cannon, Public Information Officer

Date: June 6, 2018                       

Phone: (910) 433-1500 ext 2888


Suspect Arrested for Tampering with Food


(Fayetteville, NC) – Detectives with the FPD’s Aggravated Assault Unit have charged and arrested suspect in connection with a food tampering investigation that occurred on June 1, 2018 at Primo Pizza located at 2810 Raeford Road.


The preliminary investigation revealed that a manager was preparing pizza when he observed an unknown substance mixed into the shredded cheese. The manager immediately stopped preparing pizza and reviewed surveillance footage to determine who prepared the shredded cheese. It was determined that Ricky Lee Adami, (W/M, 59 years of age) of the 3100 block of Imperial Drive was preparing the cheese when he placed an unknown substance into the cheese shredder machine. The manager contacted Police and all contaminated cheese was identified and collected prior to being served to any customers. The substance Adami placed in the cheese is suspected to be rat poison.


Adami has been arrested and charged with Distributing Food Containing Noxious / Deleterious Material. Adami is currently at Cumberland County Detention Center on a $100,000 secured bond.




There is no additional information to release at this time.


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