CARTERSVILLE (United States), March 13 (AP) — Two men were arrested at a Georgia grocery store with an estimated $26,000 worth of baby formula in their car, police said.
Police in Cartersville captured the men carrying backpacks filled with formula cans at a Publix store north of Atlanta, news outlets reported. Police Lieutenant Greg Sparacio said officers who searched their car found more than 662 cans of formula inside.
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“We now believe they hit several locations in just a few days, Publix, Kroger, Walmart, et cetera,” Spalacio said.
The men were jailed in Bartow County on charges of shoplifting, felony receipt of theft and facilitating the delinquency of a minor. They were also accompanied by a 16-year-old girl when they were arrested on Thursday. It was not immediately clear whether the individuals had attorneys representing them.
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In February 2021, a large infant formula factory closed and recalled many of its products due to contamination concerns, leading to a nationwide shortage of formula. More than a year later, supply has largely rebounded. (Associated Press)
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