Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Salt Lake City woman buys cocaine-tainted tampons
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

A Salt Lake City shopper got more than she bargained for when she opened her box of tampons.

Police Detective Carlie Wiechman said that earlier this week the woman found that someone had removed many of the tampons and shoved baggies full of cocaine into the cardboard applicators.

The woman immediately called police, who brought in a hazardous material team that determined the white powdery substance was, in fact, cocaine.

Wiechman said detectives aren't releasing the name of local business where the woman purchased the cocaine-tainted tampons because the investigation is still ongoing. She also said police were withholding how much cocaine was inside the box, but noted multiple tampons had been tampered with.

She said the box apparently didn't look like it had been tampered before the woman purchased it.

"It's weird," Wiechman said. "It's not something we've seen a ton of."

She said if anyone buys a product that appears to have been tampered with — particularly a health care item — they should call the police.


Twitter @sltribjanelle

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.