According to police officers, a man in Florida repeatedly returned used enema saline laxatives to a CVS in Jacksonville. The suspect in the case returned six-pack containers of enemas from the months of April to June, according to a sheriff news release. Employees from the CVS told authorities that they originally re-shelved the items from April to June because they did not know that they were used.
CVS employee Dustin McDonald realized he recognized the customer in June from earlier visits to the store and that the customer was returning the same item each time he entered the CVS. McDonald said he figured it would be best to investigate what was happening. McDonald opened one of the enema boxes to find that the bottles inside were full of fluid. The box was re-glued to make it appear that it has not been open.
McDonald thought that he should look into other six-pack enema boxes on the shelf and found that “all the enemas in each of the 3 boxes were previously used.” All of these boxes were also glued shut to make it appear that they had not been previously opened. McDonald, despite making the alarming discovery, did not alert the police until the customer arrived at the CVS to make yet another return. During this incident, McDonald contacted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after telling the customer that he could not accept the items since they were used.
Samples of fluid found in the bottles were sent to the Florida Department of Health for testing by the sheriff’s department. Fecal matter was detected in the samples. The suspect was identified and then arrested by deputies for an outstanding warrant unrelated to the case. The suspect’s name and the charge is being withheld by the deputies as of now because the issue is being investigated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration.
CVS said that it has contacted 21 people who reportedly purchased enemas during the time that the suspect was returning the enemas.