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May 13, 2014

Luzerne County Woman Sentenced to 26 Months for Tampering with a Consumer Product

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Yolanda Holman, age 35, Wilkes-Barre, was sentenced today in federal court in Scranton for tampering with a consumer product. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy sentenced Holman to 26 months’ incarceration, followed by two years of supervised release.

According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, a criminal information filed on December 19, 2013 charged that Holman knowingly and intentionally tainted a bottle of Children’s Advil on August 23, 2013, with prescription pills and other medication. Holman waived indictment and entered a guilty plea on February 4, 2014.

All the tainted containers were recovered and are in the possession of law enforcement officers or otherwise destroyed. The tainted containers presented no danger to the public. The retail store where the Advil was purchased cooperated with federal authorities.

The investigation was conducted by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Scranton Resident Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Olshefski.

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