Prosecutor reviews case involving chemicals in tea

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah police agency investigating how iced tea that a woman drank at a restaurant ended up laced with an industrial cleaning solution is forwarding its findings to prosecutors to determine if anybody should be charged.

South Jordan Cpl. Sam Winkler said Monday no arrests will be made until Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill reviews the investigation. That determination could come as soon as Wednesday.

Authorities have said an employee at Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan unintentionally put the heavy-duty cleaner in a sugar bag, and a worker later mistakenly mixed it into the iced tea dispenser.

The woman who unknowingly drank the sweetened ice tea Aug. 10 has been upgraded to serious condition. The attorney for 67-year-old Jan Harding says she can now talk and breathe on her own.


Lawyer: Chemicals in tea caused internal damage


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