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Police: Uhrichsville couple gave cookies allegedly laced with laxative to school employees

The cookies have yet to be tested.

UHRICHSVILLE, Ohio — A couple is facing charges for allegedly handing out laxative-laced cookies, according to the Uhrichsville Police Department.

Bo Cosen and Rachel Sharrock, of Trenton Avenue in Uhrichsville, are charged with contaminating food for human consumption and are also facing a list of misdemeanor charges.

Police said someone learned that there was a Facebook Live video of the couple allegedly making the laxative-laced cookies that were handed to OAPSE (Ohio Association of Public School Employees) members who were on strike near the couple’s trailer.

Credit: Amani Abraham, WKYC

Cosen was arrested April 5 for threats he allegedly made against the picketers. He was released Monday at arraignment and rearrested Monday evening for the cookies. A third party delivered the cookies to the strikers. Police said Cosen also admitted to trafficking and drug sales.

Police also said no one consumed the cookies, which were brought to the police department.

The cookies have not been tested. Uhrichsville police are trying to locate a facility to have them tested.