The mug shot of Ricky Lee Adami, who is now jailed in Cumberland County, North Carolina, after allegedly poisoning food at the pizza restaurant where he worked.
Photo: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Restaurant worker arrested, accused of putting rat poison in shredded pizza cheese

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Fayetteville police have charged Ricky Lee Adami, 55, with distributing food containing noxious/deleterious material, according to WTVD-TV.

Adami was arrested after the manager of Primo Pizza noticed something was wrong with the prepared cheese. Surveillance video showed Adami putting an unknown substance into a shredding machine.

He now in the Cumberland County jail under a $100,000 bond.

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None of the contaminated cheese was served to customers.