Anthony Garcia was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of adulterating food and making false statements to federal investigators. He made his first court appearance Thursday.
The 32-year-old Garcia remains in custody pending a detention hearing Friday. He has not yet entered a plea, and it wasn’t immediately clear who his appointed attorney would be.
Garcia is accused of handing out tainted yogurt samples at a Sunflower Market in Albuquerque in January.
Officers responded after a woman called to report an employee had given her what she was told was a yogurt sample. The woman told police she believed it was actually a bodily fluid.
Police say they tested the yogurt and found semen. They say they linked it to Garcia using DNA.