The Columbus Dispatch

Man who put razor blades in pizza dough sentenced to prison


PORTLAND, Maine – A man accused of putting razor blades and screws in pizza dough at supermarke­ts in Maine and New Hampshire was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison.

The sentencing of Nicholas Mitchell, 39, of Dover, New Hampshire, followed an agreement with prosecutor­s in which he pleaded guilty in June to one of two counts of tampering with a consumer product. He also must pay nearly $230,000 in restitutio­n to Hannaford Supermarke­ts.

The hearing proceeded even though Mitchell was recovering from a recent bout of COVID-19 contracted in jail.

The judge told him the nature of the crime spread fear in the community.

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