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Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives said they arrested a 50-year-old Shirley Ybarra of Sunrise after she went into the baby food aisle of a Publix grocery store at Commercial Boulevard and 411 in Tamarac and donned rubber gloves before mixing an acrid, black substance into baby food and juice containers.
added a dark liquid that smelled of ammonia to the food, police said. She had
the liquid in a
When confronted by store personnel, Ybarra said she was mixing food for her son. During the course of this investigation, detectives conferred with Publix officials who checked other area supermarkets to determine whether Ybarra had visited them.
All of the items were examined by the BSO Crime Scene Unit and the contaminated products will be sent to the Food and Drug Administration for testing.
was committed to a hospital under
Ybarra was charged with poisoning food or water, a first-degree felony and violation of probation.
is now being held at BSO's North Broward Bureau jail
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