A responding officer wrote, “I observed two circular peach-colored objects in the tea container that is consistent with pills. I put on protective gloves and attempted to retrieve the items but they both broke apart as soon as I touched them.”
Police collected a sample of the tea from the restaurant.
“The safety of our products and our customers is our top priority,” said Mike Hutko, the restaurant’s local franchisee. “As soon as we learned of the incident in the Augusta store, we notified local authorities and are fully cooperating with their investigation.”
Police told McClatchy news group the incidents are still under investigation.