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Nurofen Plus tampering: Christopher McGuire jailed

Category: England

Published: 28th May 2012 14:28:57

A man who contaminated painkillers with powerful anti-psychotic drugs has been jailed for 18 months.

Christopher McGuire, 30, of no fixed address, tampered with boxes of Nurofen Plus in London and Northern Ireland.

He was found guilty last year of one count of contaminating goods and two of administering a noxious substance.

Four packs in London were found to contain the drug Seroquel XL 50mg and one pack in Northern Ireland contained prescription medicine for epilepsy.

Manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser recalled the pain relief tablets and stopped their distribution on 26 August.

Nurofen Plus is an over-the-counter remedy for pain relief which contains codeine and ibuprofen.

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