Tuesday, September 8, 2015

KCSO to donate seized baby formula

Seized baby formula
The Knox County Sheriff's Office will be donating over 200 cans of baby formula to a local charity today at 10 a.m.

The formula was left over from a June 2015 baby formula raid will be donated to the Fish Hospitality Pantries, located at 122 West Scott Avenue. 

The baby formula being donated includes 210 cans that were donated by Kroger ORC Division and the manufacturers during an illegal baby formula investigation led by the Knox County Sheriff's Office in June 2015.

The KCSO raided Wee Care and Rugrats on Chapman Highway and Penney's on Broadway, and arrested five people for selling stolen baby formula. The cans being donated to the FISH Hospitality Pantry were not used during the investigation, and both Kroger and the manufacturer asked that the KCSO donate them to a local charity of its choosing.

All of the formula seized during the search warrant execution of the three businesses is being held as evidence for the pending court cases.

FISH Hospitality Pantries is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that operates four pantries in East, South, Northwest, and West Knoxville. The organization currently provides food to more than 11,000 needy families each month.

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