ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Anthony Garcia, 32, is charged with two federal felony counts that could send him to prison for eight years.
The Albuquerque man allegedly gave a customer a yogurt sample laced with his semen when he worked at Sunflower Market in January.
He went before a federal judge for the first time Thursday morning on charges of adulteration of food which carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison. The second count is for lying to law enforcement which has a possible sentence of 5 years. Both carry fines of up to half a million dollars.
Agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration along with Albuquerque police arrested Garcia Wednesday afternoon.
On Thursday, the judge granted the federal attorneys request that Garcia remain in custody agreeing that he's a flight risk and a danger to the community.
The woman who ate the yogurt is suing both Garcia and Sunflower Market for hiring him.
A District Court judge has ordered city leaders respond to a petition filed by an animal activist on the city's trap-neuter-return approach of managing feral cats.
Police responded to dozens of weather-related crashes in only a matter of hours Sunday.
A small plane crashed at about 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the Canyon Rim Trail near N.M. 502 and the entrance of Los Alamos.
Sunday night in Albuquerque and around the world people gathered for candlelight vigils to remember the loss of their children.
Department of Agriculture officials are warning customers to not get burned when buying firewood.
Church groups, parents and teachers met Sunday at the 20th annual Albuquerque Interfaith Convention. State education reform was their central focus.