Tue., February 12, 2013 11:00am (EST)

Another Syringe Linked To Ga. Walmart
By Associated Press
Updated: 1 year ago

CARTERSVILLE, Ga.  —  
Sheriff's officials say they believe a syringe found in birdseed at a Georgia Walmart is unrelated to more than a dozen syringes found in clothing items at the same store in late 2011. Police investigated at least 15 cases of needles being found in the Cartersville store in November 2011. (Photo Courtesy of Iwan Beijes via stock.xchng.)
Sheriff's officials say they believe a syringe found in birdseed at a Georgia Walmart is unrelated to more than a dozen syringes found in clothing items at the same store in late 2011. Police investigated at least 15 cases of needles being found in the Cartersville store in November 2011. (Photo Courtesy of Iwan Beijes via stock.xchng.)
Sheriff's officials say they believe a syringe found in birdseed at a Georgia Walmart is unrelated to more than a dozen syringes found in clothing items at the same store in late 2011.

In the latest case, a 52-year-old Bartow County man called police after purchasing a bag of birdseed from the Cartersville store. The man told deputies that when he opened the bag, he was stuck by a needle.

Bartow County sheriff's Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said the case involves a sealed package of birdseed purchased from the Cartersville Walmart. He said the earlier cases, reported in November 2011, involved syringes being placed in items at the store.

Police investigated at least 15 cases of needles being found in the Cartersville store in 2011.