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Culprit in coffee contamination remains unknown

By The Associated Press
Published On: Nov 10 2012 02:14:39 PM MST
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Authorities in Anaconda say they have installed security cameras and changed the locks on doors but haven't named a suspect after someone last summer put urine in a coffee can at the Anaconda-Deer Lodge courthouse and days later spread feces on the coffee pot.
    
Two county employees drank the urine-tainted coffee on June 7, and feces was found on the coffee pot on June 11. A foam cup containing feces also was found in a closet.
    
Law enforcement officials say that workers at the state crime lab in Missoula couldn't get fingerprints off the cup, and the feces is not from a human so it wasn't tested for DNA.
    
Authorities say whoever contaminated the coffee could face a felony assault charge if caught.