Pizza cook accused of adding poison to cheese

- A North Carolina pizza restaurant worker has been jailed on charges of putting rat poison into the cheese.

A manager at Primo Pizza in Fayetteville noticed a unknown substance mixed into the shredded cheese.

He immediately stopped preparing pizza and reviewed surveillance footage to determine who prepared the shredded cheese.

It was determined that 59-year-old Ricky Lee Adami of Fayetteville put was was the one handling the cheese and was believed to have added rat poison.   Police say that all of the contaminated cheese was identified and collected prior to being served to any customers.

Adami was arrested and charged with Distributing Food Containing Noxious / Deleterious Material.

He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $100,000 secured bond.  It was not known if he has an attorney.

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