Police say communion juice at Darien church was tampered with

Police say they believe that a bottle of Welch?s grape juice responsible for hospitalizing five parishioners of the Calvary Baptist Church in Darien was intentionally tampered with after it left the manufacturing

News 12 Staff

Feb 10, 2006, 12:21 AM

Updated 6,672 days ago

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Police say communion juice at Darien church was tampered with
Police say they believe that a bottle of Welch?s grape juice responsible for hospitalizing five parishioners of the Calvary Baptist Church in Darien was intentionally tampered with after it left the manufacturing plant.
Investigators say the juice was bought at a nearby CVS and that the bottle was sealed at the time. Authorities believe the juice was tampered with either at the store or at the church. All the juice was removed from the store's shelves pending testing.
The juice was used in a church service Sunday and affected nearly 40 people. Those who drank it complained of burning throats and nausea. Church leaders say they hope the incident was an accident and that no one in the congregation is responsible.
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